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Cormac McCarthy : new directions, edited by James D. Lilley

Label
Cormac McCarthy : new directions
Title
Cormac McCarthy
Title remainder
new directions
Statement of responsibility
edited by James D. Lilley
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Even before Harold Bloom designated Blood Meridian as the Great American Novel, Cormac McCarthy has attracted unprecedented attention as a novelist who is both serious and successful, a rare combination in recent American fiction. Critics have been quick to address McCarthy's indebtedness to southern literature, Christianity, and existential thought, but the essays in this collection are among the first to tackle such issues as gender and race in McCarthy's work. The rich complexity of the novels leaves room for a wide variety of interpretation. Some of the contributors see racist attitudes in McCarthy's views of Mexico, whereas others praise his depiction of U.S.-Mexico border culture and contact. Several of the essays approach McCarthy's work from the perspective of ecocriticism, focusing on his representations of the natural world and the relationships that his characters forge with their geographical environments. And by exploring the author's use of and attitudes toward language, some of the contributors examine McCarthy's complex and innovative storytelling techniques"--Publishers description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.C337
LC item number
Z63 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cormac McCarthy : new directions, edited by James D. Lilley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction: "There was map enough for men to read" : storytelling, the Border trilogy, and New directions / James D. Lilley -- History and the ugly facts of Blood meridian / Dana Phillips -- The lay of the land in Cormac McCarthy's Appalachia / K. Wesley Berry -- The sacred hunter and the eucharist of the wilderness : mythic reconstructions in Blood meridian / Sara Spurgeon -- History, bloodshed, and the spectacle of American identity in Blood meridian / Adam Parkes -- Abjection and "the feminine" in Outer dark / Ann Fisher-Wirth -- All the pretty Mexicos : Cormac McCarthy's Mexican representations / Daniel Cooper Alarcón -- "Blood is blood" : All the pretty horses in the multicultural literature class / Timothy P. Caron --
  • The cave of oblivion: platonic mythology in Child of God / Dianne C. Luce -- From Beowulf to Blood meridian : Cormac McCarthy's demystification of the martial code / Rick Wallach -- McCarthy and the sacred : a reading of The crossing / Edwin T. Arnold -- "See the child" : the melancholy subtext of Blood meridian / George Guillemin -- Leaving the dark night of the lie : a Kristevan reading of Cormac McCarthy's border fiction / Linda Townley Woodson -- "Hallucinated recollections" : narrative as spatialized perception of history in The orchard keeper / Matthew R. Horton -- Cormac McCarthy's sense of an ending : serialized narrative and revision in Cities of the plain / Robert L. Jarrett
Control code
48493831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 350 p.
Isbn
9780826327673
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001007154
Note
Library's copies 2 and 4 (SW Writers): Purchased. Copy 2 with dust jacket; c. 4 paperbound.
Label
Cormac McCarthy : new directions, edited by James D. Lilley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction: "There was map enough for men to read" : storytelling, the Border trilogy, and New directions / James D. Lilley -- History and the ugly facts of Blood meridian / Dana Phillips -- The lay of the land in Cormac McCarthy's Appalachia / K. Wesley Berry -- The sacred hunter and the eucharist of the wilderness : mythic reconstructions in Blood meridian / Sara Spurgeon -- History, bloodshed, and the spectacle of American identity in Blood meridian / Adam Parkes -- Abjection and "the feminine" in Outer dark / Ann Fisher-Wirth -- All the pretty Mexicos : Cormac McCarthy's Mexican representations / Daniel Cooper Alarcón -- "Blood is blood" : All the pretty horses in the multicultural literature class / Timothy P. Caron --
  • The cave of oblivion: platonic mythology in Child of God / Dianne C. Luce -- From Beowulf to Blood meridian : Cormac McCarthy's demystification of the martial code / Rick Wallach -- McCarthy and the sacred : a reading of The crossing / Edwin T. Arnold -- "See the child" : the melancholy subtext of Blood meridian / George Guillemin -- Leaving the dark night of the lie : a Kristevan reading of Cormac McCarthy's border fiction / Linda Townley Woodson -- "Hallucinated recollections" : narrative as spatialized perception of history in The orchard keeper / Matthew R. Horton -- Cormac McCarthy's sense of an ending : serialized narrative and revision in Cities of the plain / Robert L. Jarrett
Control code
48493831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 350 p.
Isbn
9780826327673
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001007154
Note
Library's copies 2 and 4 (SW Writers): Purchased. Copy 2 with dust jacket; c. 4 paperbound.

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