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Cormac McCarthy and the Myth of American Exceptionalism [NOOK Book]

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This overview of McCarthy’s published work to date, including: the short stories he published as a student, his novels, stage play and TV film script, locates him as a icocolastic writer, engaged in deconstructing America’s vision of itself as a nation with an exceptionalist role in the world.


Introductory chapters outline his personal background and the influences on his early years in Tennessee whilst each ...

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Cormac McCarthy and the Myth of American Exceptionalism

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Overview

This overview of McCarthy’s published work to date, including: the short stories he published as a student, his novels, stage play and TV film script, locates him as a icocolastic writer, engaged in deconstructing America’s vision of itself as a nation with an exceptionalist role in the world.


Introductory chapters outline his personal background and the influences on his early years in Tennessee whilst each of his works is dealt with in a separate chapter listed in chronological order of publication.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136095061
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 380
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Preliminary
Introduction     3
Personal and Literary Biography     18
Tennessee Background     28
The Tennessee Texts
Wake For Susan and A Drowning Incident     49
The Orchard Keeper     59
Outer Dark     73
Child of God     89
Suttree     103
The Stonemason     122
The Gardener's Son     136
The Southwestern Texts
Blood Meridian     157
The Border Trilogy
All the Pretty Horses     179
The Crossing     195
Cities of the Plain     215
No Country for Old Men     238
Conclusion     251
The Sunset Limited     257
The Road     266
Supplementary Bibliography     281
Notes     283
Bibliography     335
Index     347
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