Blood Meridian Book
Score: 4
From 83 Ratings

Blood Meridian


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307762528

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Blood Meridian Excerpt :

25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION • An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West—from the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.

Blood Meridian  Or  The Evening Redness in the West Book
Score: 4
From 48 Ratings

Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679728757

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Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West Excerpt :

Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen

Notes on Blood Meridian Book
Score: 3
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Notes on Blood Meridian


  • Author : John Sepich
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292749603

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Notes on Blood Meridian Excerpt :

“Sepich offers his insight and detailed research to the less knowledgeable reader. He crafts a book that will delight the McCarthy specialists.” —Western American Literature Blood Meridian (1985), Cormac McCarthy’s epic tale of an otherwise nameless “kid” who in his teens joins a gang of licensed scalp hunters whose marauding adventures take place across Texas, Chihuahua, Sonora, Arizona, and California during 1849 and 1850, is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the Old West, as well as McCarthy’s greatest work. The New York Times Book Review ranked it third in a 2006 survey of the “best work of American fiction published in the last twenty-five years,” and in 2005 Time chose it as one of the 100 best novels published since 1923. Yet Blood Meridian’s complexity, as well as its sheer bloodiness, makes it difficult for some readers. To guide all its readers and help them appreciate the novel’s wealth of historically verifiable characters, places, and events, John Sepich compiled what has become the classic reference work, Notes on Blood Meridian. Originally published in 1993, Notes remained in print for only a few years and has become highly sought-after in the rare book market, with used copies selling for hundreds of dollars. In bringing the book back into print to make it more widely available, Sepich has revised and expanded Notes with a new preface and two new essays that explore key themes and issues in the work. This amplified edition of Notes on Blood Meridian is the essential guide for all who seek a fuller understanding and appreciation of McCarthy’s finest work.

The Orchard Keeper Book

The Orchard Keeper


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679728726

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The Orchard Keeper Excerpt :

A young boy, an old man, and the outlaw who has unknowingly killed the boy's father, all try to resist the changes brought about during the period between the wars

Days Without End Book
Score: 4
From 33 Ratings

Days Without End


  • Author : Sebastian Barry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-01-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698168633

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Days Without End Excerpt :

COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE "A true leftfield wonder: Days Without End is a violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making."—Kazuo Ishiguro, Booker Prize winning author of The Remains of the Day and The Buried Giant From the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sebastian Barry, “a master storyteller” (Wall Street Journal), comes a powerful new novel of duty and family set against the American Indian and Civil Wars Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars—against the Sioux and the Yurok—and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in. Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days Without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.

I Meant to Kill Ye Book

I Meant to Kill Ye


  • Author : Stephanie Reents
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-11-20
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0999431609

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I Meant to Kill Ye Excerpt :

Literary Nonfiction. After teaching Cormac McCarthy's bloodiest, most challenging novel to her students for years, Stephanie Reents feels no closer to the strange void at the heart of Blood Meridian than when she began. So she journeys west, following the trail of the historical Glanton Gang across the desert landscape that McCarthy loves. In his archives, she discovers an obscure note about the kid--the novel's enigmatic protagonist--that might explain why this infamous novel is so hard to shake. This is part of Fiction Advocate's Afterwords series.

Reader s Guide to Blood Meridian Book

Reader s Guide to Blood Meridian


  • Author : Shane Schimpf
  • Publisher : Bon Mot Pub.
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: Indians in literature
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 0978834917

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Reader s Guide to Blood Meridian Excerpt :

A Reader's Guide to Blood Meridian is the essential companion to the classic novel by Cormac McCarthy. Every reader, whether a student of literature or a fan of the book, will find a wealth of information in these pages. Shane Schimpf has researched every aspect of the novel More...from terminology to foreign language translations to historical references to literary underpinnings. The content is presented as a page-by-page analysis facilitating a simultaneous reading of both. The result is a more complete understanding of the novel and McCarthy's dark vision contained therein. Unlike other written works about the novel, A Reader's Guide to Blood Meridian includes: 1) Chapter-by-chapter, page-by-page annotations to the novel. 2) A subject index which includes the initial appearance of major characters, references to historical figures, geographical locales, indigenous flora and fauna, biblical references and more. 3) A thematic overview of Blood Meridian exploring the relationship between the novel's two major figures, The Kid and The Judge.

My Confession Book

My Confession


  • Author : Samuel Emery Chamberlain
  • Publisher : Texas State Historical Assn
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 10 : 0876111568

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My Confession Excerpt :

Not control his amorous and pugilistic inclinations and so left for the West. According to his "Confession," he seduced countless women in the U.S. and Mexico, never missed a fandango, fought gallantly against Mexican guerrillas, and rode with the 1st Dragoons into the Battle of Buena Vista. His remarkable story is pure melodrama; but Goetzmann has proven by his painstaking research that much of it is true. In extensive annotation, the editor has been able to separate.

The Border Trilogy Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

The Border Trilogy


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Everyman Paperback Classics
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Adventure stories, American
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 1857152611

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The Border Trilogy Excerpt :

This handsome edition of McCarthy's completed Border Trilogy in one volume gives the reader one of the most important works of American fiction of the last decades. McCarthy's work is far more than a western, but crosses the borders between fiction and philosophy, the real and the world of dream. With influences ranging from the traditional western; the coming-of-age story; the courtly romance; classical tragedy; and magical realism, McCarthy's masterpiece is a work to be read and read again. This new volume containing all three of the novels, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain, is a welcome addition to the canon of McCarthy's works in print.

Cormac McCarthy Book

Cormac McCarthy


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Mexican-American Border Region
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438119281

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Cormac McCarthy Excerpt :

Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of Cormac McCarthy.

No Country for Old Men Book
Score: 4
From 62 Ratings

No Country for Old Men


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-11-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307390530

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No Country for Old Men Excerpt :

This blistering novel—from the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road—returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of the famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones. One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law–in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell–can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuers–in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives–McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines. No Country for Old Men is a triumph.

Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy Book

Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy


  • Author : Peter Josyph
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0810877082

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Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy Excerpt :

Regarded by many as one of America's finest-living writers, Cormac McCarthy has produced some of the most compelling novels of the last 40 years. Through the increasing number of cinematic adaptations of his work, including the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men, and the Pulitzer Prize for The Road, McCarthy is entering the mainstream of cultural consciousness, both in the United States and abroad. In Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy, Peter Josyph considers, at length, the author's two masterworks Blood Meridian and Suttree, as well as the novel and film of All the Pretty Horses, McCarthy's play The Stonemason, and his film The Gardener's Son. The book also includes extended conversations with critic Harold Bloom about Blood Meridian; novelist and poet Robert Morgan about The Gardener's Son; critic Rick Wallach about Blood Meridian; and Oscar-winning screenwriter Ted Tally about his film adaptation of All the Pretty Horses. Drawing on multiple resources of an unconventional nature, this book examines McCarthy's work from original and sometimes provocative perspectives. Proposing a new notion of criticism, Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy will become a useful tool for critics, students, and general readers about one of the great literary talents of the day.

The Four Wise Men Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Four Wise Men


  • Author : Michel Tournier
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1997-09-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 0801857333

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The Four Wise Men Excerpt :

There, this fourth wise man learns the recipe from a fellow prisoner, and learns of the existence and meaning of Jesus.

Blood Meridian  Or  The Evening Redness in the West Book

Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Indians of North America
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0330510940

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Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West Excerpt :

'I have rarely encountered anything as powerful, as unsettling, or as memorable as Blood Meridian . . . A nightmare odyssey' Evening Standard

Cormac McCarthy s Western Novels Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Cormac McCarthy s Western Novels


  • Author : Barcley Owens
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2000-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816519286

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Cormac McCarthy s Western Novels Excerpt :

In the continuing redefinition of the American West, few recent writers have left a mark as indelible as Cormac McCarthy. A favorite subject of critics and fans alike despite--or perhaps because of--his avoidance of public appearances, the man is known solely through his writing. Thanks to his early work, he is most often associated with a bleak vision of humanity grounded in a belief in man's primordial aggressiveness. McCarthy scholar Barcley Owens has written the first book to concentrate exclusively on McCarthy's acclaimed western novels: Blood Meridian, National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain. In a thought-provoking analysis, he explores the differences between Blood Meridian and the Border Trilogy novels and shows how those differences reflect changing conditions in contemporary American culture. Owens captures both Blood Meridian's wanton violence and the Border Trilogy's fond remembrance of the Old West. He shows how this dramatic shift from atavistic brutality to nostalgic Americana suggests that McCarthy has finally given his readers what they most want--the stuff of their mythic dreams. Owens's study is both an incisive look at one of our most important and demanding authors and a penetrating analysis of violence and myth in American culture. Fans of McCarthy's work will find much to consider for ongoing discussions of this influential body of work.