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The Resource True and living prophet of destruction : Cormac McCarthy and modernity, Nicholas Monk

True and living prophet of destruction : Cormac McCarthy and modernity, Nicholas Monk

Label
True and living prophet of destruction : Cormac McCarthy and modernity
Title
True and living prophet of destruction
Title remainder
Cormac McCarthy and modernity
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Monk
Title variation
Cormac McCarthy and modernity
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cormac McCarthy{u2019}s work sounds warnings of impending apocalypse, but it also implies that redemption remains available. Nicholas Monk argues that McCarthy{u2019}s response to the modern world is more subtle and less laden with despair than many realize, and that his work represents an understanding of the world that transcends the political divisions of right and left, escapes the reductive nature of identity politics, and looks to futures beyond the immediately adjacent. He positions McCarthy as an acute chronicler of the American condition at the beginning of a new century. Tracing the development of modernity, Monk explores the associated political and philosophical undercurrents in McCarthy and identifies how they are generated and what they oppose. He focuses on language, aesthetics, violence, the spiritual, and the natural environment and the animals that inhabit it. He examines the experience of engaging with McCarthy{u2019}s fiction in order to reveal why so many people report that 'reading Cormac McCarthy changed my life'"--Publisher's website, viewed November 7, 2016
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
Z774 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
True and living prophet of destruction : Cormac McCarthy and modernity, Nicholas Monk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-259) 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 -- Modernity's "I" and the civilized barbarian -- From nihilism to globalization -- Modernity and the West: Blood meridian, The border trilogy, and No country for old men -- Modernity and the South: the Appalachian novels, The gardener's son, and The stonemason -- Violence fast and slow -- Learning from Cormac McCarthy -- A resonance like music -- Journeys of spiritual formation -- The earth shall weep -- The beautiful image -- Doing things with words -- Marginal worlds, marginal languages
Control code
927141217
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780826356796
Lccn
2015026528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)927141217
Label
True and living prophet of destruction : Cormac McCarthy and modernity, Nicholas Monk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-259) 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 -- Modernity's "I" and the civilized barbarian -- From nihilism to globalization -- Modernity and the West: Blood meridian, The border trilogy, and No country for old men -- Modernity and the South: the Appalachian novels, The gardener's son, and The stonemason -- Violence fast and slow -- Learning from Cormac McCarthy -- A resonance like music -- Journeys of spiritual formation -- The earth shall weep -- The beautiful image -- Doing things with words -- Marginal worlds, marginal languages
Control code
927141217
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780826356796
Lccn
2015026528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)927141217

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