Cormac McCarthy's Western Novels

Cormac McCarthy's Western Novels

by Barcley Owens


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ISBN-13: 9780816519286
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Barcley Owens teaches composition and American literature at Big Bend Community College in eastern Washington.

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McCarthy prompts us to ask ourselves why we watch Quentin Tarantino films or Jerry Springer, or why our national attention is riveted to real-life violence, such as the O.J. trial, the Timothy McVeigh trial, the JonBenet Ramsey investigation, or whatever the most recent mayhem might be. Our fascination and horror are twinned, paradoxical responses, compelling us to keep watching, to satiate our desire for a vicarious thrill.

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