Blood Meridian Book
Score: 4
From 86 Ratings

Blood Meridian


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0307762521

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Blood Meridian Book Description :

"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable." Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers." From the Hardcover edition.

Blood Meridian  Or  The Evening Redness in the West Book
Score: 4
From 49 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 Book Description :

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

Blood Meridian  Or  The Evening Redness in the West Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Modern Library (Hardcover)
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679641049

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Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West Book Description :

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 outlaw, known as "the Kid," a boy of fourteen. 15,000 first printing.

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 Book Description :

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.

Blood Meridian Book

Blood Meridian


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-12-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780330474702

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Blood Meridian Book Description :

Blood Meridian is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America’s westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. 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 a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving. ‘Cormac McCarthy’s violent lyric masterpiece, Blood Meridian acquires an amoral, apocalyptic dimension through the Miltonic grandeur of the language . . . It is a barbarously poetic odyssey through a hell without purpose’ Irish Times ‘McCarthy’s achievement is to establish a new mythology which is as potent and vivid as that of the movies, yet one which has absolutely the opposite effect . . . He is a great writer’ Independent ‘A bloody and starkly beautiful tale’ Stephen Amidon, Sunday Times

Notes on Blood Meridian Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Notes on Blood Meridian


  • Author : John Sepich
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292749603

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Notes on Blood Meridian Book Description :

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. Tracing many of the nineteenth-century primary sources that McCarthy used, Notes uncovers the historical roots of 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.

Blood Meridian Book

Blood Meridian


  • Author : Steve Tesich
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:33184654

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Blood Meridian Book

Blood Meridian


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447289463

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Blood Meridian Book Description :

With an introduction by Philipp Meyer. The wrath of God lies sleeping. It was hid a million years before men were and only men have power to wake it. Hell aint half full. Set in the anarchic world opened up by America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is an epic and potent account of the barbarous violence that man visits upon man. Through the hostile landscape of the Texas-Mexico border wanders the Kid, a fourteen year-old Tennessean who is quickly swept-up in the relentless tide of blood. But the apparent chaos is not without its order: while Americans hunt Indians – collecting scalps as their bloody trophies – they too are stalked as prey. Since its first publication in 1985, Blood Meridian has been read as both a brilliant subversion of the Western novel and a blazing example of that form. Powerful and savagely beautiful, it has emerged as one of the most important works in American fiction of the last century. A truly mesmerizing classic.

I Meant to Kill Ye Book

I Meant to Kill Ye


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

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I Meant to Kill Ye Book Description :

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.

Myth  Legend  Dust Book

Myth Legend Dust


  • Author : Rick Wallach
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN 10 : 0719059488

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Myth Legend Dust Book Description :

For almost three decades, Cormac McCarthy solidified his reputation as an American “writer's writer” with remarkable novelssuch as his Appalachian Tales, The Orchard Keeper, Outer Dark, Child of God, Suttree, and his terrifying Western masterpiece, Blood Meridian. Then, with the publication of All the Pretty Horses, the first work of his celebrated Border Trilogy in 1992, McCarthy's popularity exploded on to a world stage. As his reputation burgeoned with the publications of The Crossing and Cities of the Plain, the critical response to McCarthy has grown apace.

Suttree Book
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

Suttree


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 0307762475

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Suttree Book Description :

By the author of Blood Meridian and All the Pretty Horses, Suttree is the story of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville. Remaining on the margins of the outcast community there--a brilliantly imagined collection of eccentrics, criminals, and squatters--he rises above the physical and human squalor with detachment, humor, and dignity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Orchard Keeper Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The Orchard Keeper


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307762504

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The Orchard Keeper Book Description :

An American classic, The Orchard Keeper is the first novel by one of America's finest, most celebrated novelists. Set is a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, it tells of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger who, unbeknownst to either of them, has killed the boy's father. Together with Rattner's Uncle Ather, who belongs to a former age in his communion with nature and his stoic independence, they enact a drama that seems born of the land itself. All three are heroes of an intense and compelling celebration of values lost to time and industrialization.

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 Book Description :

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

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 Book Description :

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.

Outer Dark Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Outer Dark


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307762498

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Outer Dark Book Description :

Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution.

How to Read and Why Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

How to Read and Why


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-10-02
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684859071

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How to Read and Why Book Description :

At a time when faster and easier electronic media threaten to eclipse reading and literature, the author explores reasons for reading and demonstrates the aesthetic pleasure reading can bring.

Novelists and Novels Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Novelists and Novels


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 609
  • ISBN 10 : 9780791093733

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Novelists and Novels Book Description :

Read what Bloom had to say on the world's great novelists including Miguel de Cervantes, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemmingway and more.

Child of God Book
Score: 3.5
From 46 Ratings

Child of God


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0307762483

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Child of God Book Description :

In this taut, chilling novel, Lester Ballard--a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape--haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Pastoral Vision of Cormac McCarthy Book

The Pastoral Vision of Cormac McCarthy


  • Author : Georg Guillemin
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-06-17
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 1585443417

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The Pastoral Vision of Cormac McCarthy Book Description :

Georg Guillemin’s visionary approach to the work of Western novelist Cormac McCarthy combines an overall survey of McCarthy’s eight novels in print with a comprehensive analysis of the author’s evolving ecopastoralism. Using in-depth textual interpretations, Guillemin argues that even McCarthy’s early work is characterized less by traditional nostalgia for a lost pastoral order than by a radically egalitarian land ethic that prefigures today’s ecopastoral tendencies in Western American writing. The study shows that more than any of the other landscapes evoked by McCarthy, the Southwestern desert becomes the stage for his dramatizations of a wild sense of the pastoral. McCarthy’s fourth novel, Suttree, which is the only one set inside an urban environment, is used in the introductory chapter to discuss the relevant compositional aspects of his fiction and the methodology of the chapters to come. The main part of the study devotes chapters to McCarthy’s Southern novels, his keystone work Blood Meridian, and the Western novels known as the Border Trilogy. The concluding chapter discusses the broader context of American pastoralism and suggests that McCarthy’s ecopastoralism is animistic rather than environmentalist in character. Guillemin shows that the very popular Border Trilogy takes McCarthy’s ecopastoralism to its culmination, although this is often overlooked precisely because of the simplicity of the plots—picaresque quests. As the trilogy arranges its plots as a search for a life of pastoral harmony (All the Pretty Horses), envisions a nomadic version of pastoral (The Crossing), and experiences the foreclosure of the pastoral vision anywhere (Cities of the Plain), the trilogy as a whole tacitly acknowledges the obsolescence of utopian pastoralism. Increasingly, man ceases to be the dominant focus of narration, so that the shift from an egocentric to an ecocentric sense of self marks both the heroes and narrators of McCarthy’s novels.

Violent Adventure Book

Violent Adventure


  • Author : Marilyn C. Wesley
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 0813922135

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Violent Adventure Book Description :

Questioning both the popular condemnation of violent representation and the notion that violence can be constructive by empowering the identity of an integrated adult self, Wesley identifies a revealing pattern of "violent adventure" in recent fiction by American men.