Meeting Cormac McCarthy: plus 9 Notable Essays of the Year

Meeting Cormac McCarthy: plus 9 Notable Essays of the Year

by Garry Wallace


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"Meeting McCarthy" was originally published in the 1992 Summer issue of The Southern Quarterly. The essay is about the three days my then girlfriend and I spent with her friend, Cormac, as we sought advice and inspiration for the book we were writing about her life as a professional poker player. It was the best "workshop" I've ever attended.The nine other essays were honored with the distinction of Notable Essay of the Year in The Best American Essays. They are about my life in Wyoming."Garry Wallace's essays frame up a world that feels completely lived in-things are resonantly what they are, seen close up and also receding into the lonesome Western distance. Encounters are honest, accurately drawn; and the moments that mystify, bringing sorrow or unexpected light, they reach us right through the language. " Sven Birkerts, author of The Other Walk: Essays.

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ISBN-13: 9781466495906
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/20/2012
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Garry Wallace has an MA in zoology from the University of Montana and an MFA in nonfiction literature and writing from Bennington College, Vermont. He has been on the faculty of Northwest College in Wyoming for 25 years and he lives in the country with his dogs and cats. He is the author of Biography of a Bird Dog: a Labrador Retriever in Wyoming.

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