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The Resource Cormac McCarthy's literary evolution : editors, agents, and the crafting of a prolific American author, Daniel Robert King

Cormac McCarthy's literary evolution : editors, agents, and the crafting of a prolific American author, Daniel Robert King

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Cormac McCarthy's literary evolution : editors, agents, and the crafting of a prolific American author
Title
Cormac McCarthy's literary evolution
Title remainder
editors, agents, and the crafting of a prolific American author
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Robert King
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Cormac McCarthys Literary Evolution, Daniel Robert King traces McCarthys journey from cult figure to literary icon. Drawing extensively on McCarthys papers and those of Albert Erskine, his editor and devoted advocate at Random House, as well as the latest in McCarthy scholarship, King investigates the changes that McCarthys work as a novelist, his writing methods, and the reception of his novels have undergone over the course of his career. Taking several of McCarthys major novels as case studies, King explores the lengthy process of their composition through multiple drafts and revisions, the signal contributions of the authors agents and publishers, and McCarthys growing confidence as a writer who is strongly attentive to tone and repeated metaphors and images. This work also reveals the wide range of McCarthys reading and research, especially of historical and scientific materials, as well as key intertextual connections between the novels. Part literary biography, part archival investigation, and part study of print culture, this book is particularly revealing of how one talented writer, properly nurtured by dedicated allies, went on to gain a huge measure of recognition and respect, which has become increasingly difficult for serious authors to achieve in todays profit-driven publishing world"--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cormac McCarthy's literary evolution : editors, agents, and the crafting of a prolific American author, Daniel Robert King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- McCarthy at Random House : the Albert Erskine years -- Toilers in the orchard : the long genesis of The orchard keeper -- Evading "dullness and garrulity" : the slow evolution of Suttree -- "As proper a use of history as any" : the researching and writing of Blood Meridian -- Skittish screenplays : the Border trilogy -- The varied production lives of No country for old men -- Boats and brothers : The road -- Conclusion
Control code
942601400
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781621902478
Lccn
2015049860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Hardbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)942601400
Label
Cormac McCarthy's literary evolution : editors, agents, and the crafting of a prolific American author, Daniel Robert King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- McCarthy at Random House : the Albert Erskine years -- Toilers in the orchard : the long genesis of The orchard keeper -- Evading "dullness and garrulity" : the slow evolution of Suttree -- "As proper a use of history as any" : the researching and writing of Blood Meridian -- Skittish screenplays : the Border trilogy -- The varied production lives of No country for old men -- Boats and brothers : The road -- Conclusion
Control code
942601400
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781621902478
Lccn
2015049860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Hardbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)942601400

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