Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, the Road (Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy)

Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, the Road (Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy)

By: Sara Spurgeo (editor)Hardback

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Cormac McCarthy's significance in the field of contemporary American fiction is enormous. Harold Bloom has called him one of the greatest living American writers, and named him one of the three most important authors of the 20th century. His impact has been even greater in the 21st century. He won the American Book Award for All the Pretty Horses (1991), the Pulitzer Prize for The Road (2006), and his influence on contemporary American literature has been compared to that of Herman Melville, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway, while The Guardian likened the language of The Road to that ofBeckett and Yeats. This collection of new critical perspectives on three of McCarthy's most widely studied novels - All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men and The Road - provides a wide-ranging introduction to the different interpretations of his work. Introductions to each set of essays encourage readers to see connections and contrasts between different approaches and comprehensive Further Reading will help students to take their study further.

About Author

Sara Spurgeon is Assistant Professor of Literatures of the American Southwest, Texas Tech University, USA.


Series Preface; Introduction, Sara L. Spurgeon (Texas Tech University, USA); Part I: All the Pretty Horses (1991); Introduction; 1. "This is Another Country": The Complex Feminine Presence in All the Pretty Horses, Linda Woodson (The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA); 2. A Case of Maladaptation: All the Pretty Horses, One Rough Ride from National Book Award Winner to Film-Flam David N. Cremean (Black Hills State University; Spearfish, USA); 3. Hang and Rattle: John Grady Cole's Horsebreaking in Typescript, Novel, and Film, Stacey Peebles (University of Houston, USA); Part II: No Country for Old Men (2005); Introduction; 4. "Mercantile Ethics": No Country for Old Men and the Narcocorrido, Stephen Tatum (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA); 5. "Do you see?" Elliptic Levels in No Country for Old Men, Jay Ellis (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA); 6. Evil, Mood, and Reflection in the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men, Dan Flory (Montana State University, USA); Part III: The Road (2006); Introduction; 7. "Everything uncoupled from its shoring": Quandaries of Epistemology and Ethics in The Road, Donovan Gwinner (Black Hills State University; Spearfish, USA); 8. "Barren, silent, godless": Ecodisaster and the Post-Abundant Landscape in The Road, Susan Kollin (Montana State University, Bozeman, USA); 9. He Ought Not Have Done It: McCarthy and Apocalypse, Dana Phillips (Towson University, USA); Further Reading; Notes on Contributors; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826432216
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 226
  • ID: 9780826432216
  • weight: 436
  • ISBN10: 0826432212

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