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The Resource Religion in Cormac McCarthy's fiction : apocryphal borderlands, Manuel Broncano

Religion in Cormac McCarthy's fiction : apocryphal borderlands, Manuel Broncano

Label
Religion in Cormac McCarthy's fiction : apocryphal borderlands
Title
Religion in Cormac McCarthy's fiction
Title remainder
apocryphal borderlands
Statement of responsibility
Manuel Broncano
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book addresses the religious scope of Cormac McCarthy's fiction, one of the most controversial issues in studies of his work. Current criticism is divided between those who find a theological dimension in his works, and those who reject such an approach on the grounds that the nihilist discourse characteristic of his narrative is incompatible with any religious message. McCarthy's tendencies toward religious themes have become increasingly more acute, revealing that McCarthy has adopted the biblical language and rhetoric to compose an "apocryphal" narrative of the American Southwest while exploring the human innate tendency to evil in the line of Herman Melville and William Faulkner, both literary progenitors of the writer. Broncano argues that this apocryphal narrative is written against the background of the Bible, a peculiar Pentateuch in which Blood Meridian functions as the Book of Genesis, the Border Trilogy functions as the Gospels, and No Country for Old Men as the Book of Revelation, while The Road is the post-apocalyptic sequel. This book analyzes the novels included in what Broncano defines as the South-Western cycle (from Blood Meridian to The Road) in search of the religious foundations that support the narrative architecture of the texts"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.C337
LC item number
Z595 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in contemporary literature
Series volume
13
Label
Religion in Cormac McCarthy's fiction : apocryphal borderlands, Manuel Broncano
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Cormac McCarthy's Religious Enigma -- The World as a Tale : Preliminary Considerations in Theory -- Genesis of a Cursed Territory : Blood Meridian -- Cicatrices and Wounds on the Skin of History : All the Pretty Horses -- Of Knights and Wolves and Witnesses : The Crossing -- The Virgin, the Whore, the Pimp, and the Monk : Cities of the Plain -- The Devil's Territory Revisited : No Country for Old Men -- Grocery Shopping in the Commissary of Hell : The Road -- Epilogue: The Tale of a World that Was
Control code
773023804
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 179 pages
Isbn
9781315851310
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2013030530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Library's copies 1 and 3 (SW Writers): Purchased. Copy 1 hardbound; c. 3 paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)773023804
Label
Religion in Cormac McCarthy's fiction : apocryphal borderlands, Manuel Broncano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Cormac McCarthy's Religious Enigma -- The World as a Tale : Preliminary Considerations in Theory -- Genesis of a Cursed Territory : Blood Meridian -- Cicatrices and Wounds on the Skin of History : All the Pretty Horses -- Of Knights and Wolves and Witnesses : The Crossing -- The Virgin, the Whore, the Pimp, and the Monk : Cities of the Plain -- The Devil's Territory Revisited : No Country for Old Men -- Grocery Shopping in the Commissary of Hell : The Road -- Epilogue: The Tale of a World that Was
Control code
773023804
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 179 pages
Isbn
9781315851310
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2013030530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Library's copies 1 and 3 (SW Writers): Purchased. Copy 1 hardbound; c. 3 paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)773023804

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