Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West

Blood Meridian  Or  The Evening Redness in the West
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0330510940
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'I have rarely encountered anything as powerful, as unsettling, or as memorable as Blood Meridian . . . A nightmare odyssey' Evening Standard

Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307762528
Available:
Release: 2010-08-11
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable." Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers."

Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West

Blood Meridian  Or  The Evening Redness in the West
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9780679728757
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen

Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781447289456
Available:
Release: 2015-08-13
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West

Blood Meridian  Or  The Evening Redness in the West
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 337
ISBN: 0330312561
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Picador USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blood Meridian is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America’s westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas–Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving. ‘Cormac McCarthy’s violent lyric masterpiece, Blood Meridian acquires an amoral, apocalyptic dimension through the Miltonic grandeur of the language . . . It is a barbarously poetic odyssey through a hell without purpose’ Irish Times ‘McCarthy’s achievement is to establish a new mythology which is as potent and vivid as that of the movies, yet one which has absolutely the opposite effect . . . He is a great writer’ Independent ‘A bloody and starkly beautiful tale’ Stephen Amidon, Sunday Times

Notes on Blood Meridian

Notes on Blood Meridian
Author: John Sepich
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0292718217
Available:
Release: 2008-09-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blood Meridian (1985), Cormac McCarthy's epic tale of an otherwise nameless "kid" who in his teens joins a gang of licensed scalp hunters whose marauding adventures take place across Texas, Chihuahua, Sonora, Arizona, and California during 1849 and 1850, is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the Old West, as well as McCarthy's greatest work. The New York Times Book Review ranked it third in a 2006 survey of the "best work of American fiction published in the last twenty-five years," and in 2005 Time chose it as one of the 100 best novels published since 1923. Yet Blood Meridian's complexity, as well as its sheer bloodiness, makes it difficult for some readers. To guide all its readers and help them appreciate the novel's wealth of historically verifiable characters, places, and events, John Sepich compiled what has become the classic reference work, Notes on Blood Meridian. Tracing many of the nineteenth-century primary sources that McCarthy used, Notes uncovers the historical roots of Blood Meridian. Originally published in 1993, Notes remained in print for only a few years and has become highly sought-after in the rare book market, with used copies selling for hundreds of dollars. In bringing the book back into print to make it more widely available, Sepich has revised and expanded Notes with a new preface and two new essays that explore key themes and issues in the work. This amplified edition of Notes on Blood Meridian is the essential guide for all who seek a fuller understanding and appreciation of McCarthy's finest work.

Notes on Blood Meridian

Notes on Blood Meridian
Author: John Sepich
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780292749603
Available:
Release: 2013-05-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blood Meridian (1985), Cormac McCarthy's epic tale of an otherwise nameless "kid" who in his teens joins a gang of licensed scalp hunters whose marauding adventures take place across Texas, Chihuahua, Sonora, Arizona, and California during 1849 and 1850, is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the Old West, as well as McCarthy's greatest work. The New York Times Book Review ranked it third in a 2006 survey of the "best work of American fiction published in the last twenty-five years," and in 2005 Time chose it as one of the 100 best novels published since 1923. Yet Blood Meridian's complexity, as well as its sheer bloodiness, makes it difficult for some readers. To guide all its readers and help them appreciate the novel's wealth of historically verifiable characters, places, and events, John Sepich compiled what has become the classic reference work, Notes on Blood Meridian. Tracing many of the nineteenth-century primary sources that McCarthy used, Notes uncovers the historical roots of Blood Meridian. Originally published in 1993, Notes remained in print for only a few years and has become highly sought-after in the rare book market, with used copies selling for hundreds of dollars. In bringing the book back into print to make it more widely available, Sepich has revised and expanded Notes with a new preface and two new essays that explore key themes and issues in the work. This amplified edition of Notes on Blood Meridian is the essential guide for all who seek a fuller understanding and appreciation of McCarthy's finest work.

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy
Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9781438119281
Available:
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of Cormac McCarthy.

Books Are Made Out of Books

Books Are Made Out of Books
Author: Michael Lynn Crews
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781477314708
Available:
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cormac McCarthy told an interviewer for the New York Times Magazine that "books are made out of books," but he has been famously unwilling to discuss how his own writing draws on the works of other writers. Yet his novels and plays masterfully appropriate and allude to an extensive range of literary works, demonstrating that McCarthy is well aware of literary tradition, respectful of the canon, and deliberately situating himself in a knowing relationship to precursors. The Wittliff Collection at Texas State University acquired McCarthy's literary archive in 2007. In Books Are Made Out of Books, Michael Lynn Crews thoroughly mines the archive to identify nearly 150 writers and thinkers that McCarthy himself references in early drafts, marginalia, notes, and correspondence. Crews organizes the references into chapters devoted to McCarthy's published works, the unpublished screenplay Whales and Men, and McCarthy's correspondence. For each work, Crews identifies the authors, artists, or other cultural figures that McCarthy references; gives the source of the reference in McCarthy's papers; provides context for the reference as it appears in the archives; and explains the significance of the reference to the novel or play that McCarthy was working on. This groundbreaking exploration of McCarthy's literary influences—impossible to undertake before the opening of the archive—vastly expands our understanding of how one of America's foremost authors has engaged with the ideas, images, metaphors, and language of other thinkers and made them his own.

Reader s Guide to Blood Meridian

Reader s Guide to Blood Meridian
Author: Shane Schimpf
Pages: 361
ISBN: 0978834917
Available:
Release: 2008-01-01
Editor: Bon Mot Pub.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Reader's Guide to Blood Meridian is the essential companion to the classic novel by Cormac McCarthy. Every reader, whether a student of literature or a fan of the book, will find a wealth of information in these pages. Shane Schimpf has researched every aspect of the novel More...from terminology to foreign language translations to historical references to literary underpinnings. The content is presented as a page-by-page analysis facilitating a simultaneous reading of both. The result is a more complete understanding of the novel and McCarthy's dark vision contained therein. Unlike other written works about the novel, A Reader's Guide to Blood Meridian includes: 1) Chapter-by-chapter, page-by-page annotations to the novel. 2) A subject index which includes the initial appearance of major characters, references to historical figures, geographical locales, indigenous flora and fauna, biblical references and more. 3) A thematic overview of Blood Meridian exploring the relationship between the novel's two major figures, The Kid and The Judge.

The Orchard Keeper

The Orchard Keeper
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9780679728726
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young boy, an old man, and the outlaw who has unknowingly killed the boy's father, all try to resist the changes brought about during the period between the wars

Notes on Blood Meridian

Notes on Blood Meridian
Author: John Sepich
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780292718203
Available:
Release: 2008-09-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blood Meridian (1985), Cormac McCarthy’s epic tale of an otherwise nameless “kid” who in his teens joins a gang of licensed scalp hunters whose marauding adventures take place across Texas, Chihuahua, Sonora, Arizona, and California during 1849 and 1850, is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the Old West, as well as McCarthy’s greatest work. The New York Times Book Review ranked it third in a 2006 survey of the “best work of American fiction published in the last twenty-five years,” and in 2005 Time chose it as one of the 100 best novels published since 1923. Yet Blood Meridian’s complexity, as well as its sheer bloodiness, makes it difficult for some readers. To guide all its readers and help them appreciate the novel’s wealth of historically verifiable characters, places, and events, John Sepich compiled what has become the classic reference work, Notes on BLOOD MERIDIAN. Tracing many of the nineteenth-century primary sources that McCarthy used, Notes uncovers the historical roots of Blood Meridian. Originally published in 1993, Notes remained in print for only a few years and has become highly sought-after in the rare book market, with used copies selling for hundreds of dollars. In bringing the book back into print to make it more widely available, Sepich has revised and expanded Notes with a new preface and two new essays that explore key themes and issues in the work. This amplified edition of Notes on BLOOD MERIDIAN is the essential guide for all who seek a fuller understanding and appreciation of McCarthy’s finest work.

American Rust

American Rust
Author: Philipp Meyer
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780385529686
Available:
Release: 2009-02-24
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SOON TO BE A SHOWTIME ORIGINAL TV SERIES • A “bold, absorbing novel” (The New York Times Book Review) of the lost American dream, the acts of friendship, loyalty, and love that arise from its loss, and two young men, bound to their hometown, who crave an escape. “Powerful . . . gripping . . . in the tradition that stretches from Ernest Hemingway to Cormac McCarthy.”—The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Economist •Pittsburgh Post-Gazette • Newsweek • Kansas City Star • Idaho Statesman Left alone to care for his aging father after his mother dies by suicide and his sister escapes to Yale, Isaac English longs for a life beyond his hometown, a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town. But when he finally sets out to leave for good, accompanied by his temperamental best friend, former high school football star Billy Poe, they are caught up in a terrible act of violence that changes their lives forever. Evoking John Steinbeck’s novels of restless lives during the Great Depression, American Rust takes us into the contemporary American heartland at a moment of profound unrest and uncertainty about the future. It is a dark but lucid vision, a moving novel about the bleak realities that battle our desire for transcendence and the power of love and friendship to redeem us.

Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West

Blood Meridian  Or  The Evening Redness in the West
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9780679641049
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Modern Library (Hardcover)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one outlaw, known as "the Kid," a boy of fourteen. 15,000 first printing.

Reading Cormac McCarthy s Blood Meridian

Reading Cormac McCarthy s Blood Meridian
Author: James Bowers
Pages: 63
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028776081
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Border Trilogy

The Border Trilogy
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 291
ISBN: 1857152611
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Everyman Paperback Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This handsome edition of McCarthy's completed Border Trilogy in one volume gives the reader one of the most important works of American fiction of the last decades. McCarthy's work is far more than a western, but crosses the borders between fiction and philosophy, the real and the world of dream. With influences ranging from the traditional western; the coming-of-age story; the courtly romance; classical tragedy; and magical realism, McCarthy's masterpiece is a work to be read and read again. This new volume containing all three of the novels, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain, is a welcome addition to the canon of McCarthy's works in print.

My Confession

My Confession
Author: Samuel Emery Chamberlain,William H. Goetzmann
Pages: 383
ISBN: 0876111568
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Texas State Historical Assn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Not control his amorous and pugilistic inclinations and so left for the West. According to his "Confession," he seduced countless women in the U.S. and Mexico, never missed a fandango, fought gallantly against Mexican guerrillas, and rode with the 1st Dragoons into the Battle of Buena Vista. His remarkable story is pure melodrama; but Goetzmann has proven by his painstaking research that much of it is true. In extensive annotation, the editor has been able to separate.

Outer Dark

Outer Dark
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307762498
Available:
Release: 2010-08-11
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution.

I Meant to Kill Ye

I Meant to Kill Ye
Author: Stephanie Reents
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0999431609
Available:
Release: 2018-11-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Literary Nonfiction. After teaching Cormac McCarthy's bloodiest, most challenging novel to her students for years, Stephanie Reents feels no closer to the strange void at the heart of Blood Meridian than when she began. So she journeys west, following the trail of the historical Glanton Gang across the desert landscape that McCarthy loves. In his archives, she discovers an obscure note about the kid--the novel's enigmatic protagonist--that might explain why this infamous novel is so hard to shake. This is part of Fiction Advocate's Afterwords series.

Suttree

Suttree
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780307762474
Available:
Release: 2010-08-11
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By the author of Blood Meridian and All the Pretty Horses, Suttree is the story of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville. Remaining on the margins of the outcast community there--a brilliantly imagined collection of eccentrics, criminals, and squatters--he rises above the physical and human squalor with detachment, humor, and dignity.