The Cambridge companion to Cormac McCarthy /
"Cormac McCarthy both embodies and redefines the notion of the artist as outsider. His fiction draws on recognizable American themes and employs dense philosophical and theological subtexts, challenging readers by depicting the familiar as inscrutably foreign. The essays in this Companion offer...
Cambridge ; New York :
Cambridge University Press,
|Series:||Cambridge companions to literature.
- Chronology of McCarthy's life and works
- Introduction. 1. Histories, novels, ideas: Cormac McCarthy and the art of philosophy / Steven Frye
- Part I. Influence and Innovation: 2. McCarthy's heroes and the will to truth / Linda Woodson; 3. Modernism, postmodernism, and language: McCarthy's style / Phillip A. Snyder and Delys W. Snyder
- Part II. Beginnings in the American South: 4. McCarthy, Tennessee, and the southern gothic / Lydia R. Cooper; 5. McCarthy and the uses of philosophy in the Tennessee novels / Brian Evenson
- Part III. The Move Westward: 6. History and the problem of evil in McCarthy's western novels / Timothy Parrish; 7. The Border Trilogy, The Road, and the Cold War / Pierre Lagayette
- Part IV. The Novels: 8. Outer Dark and romantic naturalism / James R. Giles; 9. Blood Meridian and the poetics of violence / Steven Frye; 10. All the Pretty Horses, the border, and ethnic encounter / Nicholas Monk; 11. The quest for God in The Road / Allen Josephs
- Part V. Themes and Issues: 12. McCarthy and naturalism / Eric Carl Link; 13. McCarthy and film / Stacey Peebles; 14. McCarthy's heroes: revisiting masculinity / John Dudley.