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American Literature Readings in the 21st Century

Cormac McCarthy

American Canticles

Authors: Lincoln, K.

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About this book

This book is a guide to Cormac McCarthy's canon from The Road to All the Pretty Horses, delving into the dominant themes in his work, his influences from Faulkner to Dante, and the current cultural debates his books have figured into.

About the authors

KENNETH LINCOLN is Professor of Contemporary Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Reviews

"With tremendous narrative drive, unpretentious grace, and a thorough grasp of McCarthy's themes, Kenneth Lincoln invites the reader into McCarthy's astonishingly creative and dramatic writing. Lincoln's timely study covers writing hybrids of mytho-poetic saga and red-dirt realism for our age. McCarthy's wise, dubious, existential edge reflects on the deepest American themes of regeneration through violence, particularly the roles of men in the creation of our inescapable national identity. His stories ask readers whether a country so created out of blood and greed can ever redeem itself. Lincoln limns the writer's deepest probings with enthusiastic invitations, excellent plot summaries, and thoughtful provocations. Cormac McCarthy allows students and general readers to ask the essential question: Can we survive our own culture of blood and violence?" - Peter Nabokov, Dept. of World Arts and Cultures, UCLA


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Headnote Penetrant and Simple: The Common Reader

    Lincoln, Kenneth

    Pages 1-4

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  • Prologue Western Storykeeper: Life and Times

    Lincoln, Kenneth

    Pages 5-15

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  • Canticles Down West: Hyperrealism

    Lincoln, Kenneth

    Pages 17-30

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  • Back to Appalachia: The Orchard Keeper

    Lincoln, Kenneth

    Pages 31-37

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  • Dark Is a Way: Outer Dark

    Lincoln, Kenneth

    Pages 39-48

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eBook 24,99 €
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Hardcover 99,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-61967-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cormac McCarthy
Book Subtitle
American Canticles
Authors
Series Title
American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Kenneth Lincoln
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61784-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230617841
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61226-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-61967-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 193
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