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On Cormac McCarthy: Essays On Mexico, Crime, Hemingway and God

On Cormac McCarthy: Essays On Mexico, Crime, Hemingway and God

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In this brilliant study, Allen Josephs contends there are five epochal writers in American literature: Melville and Twain, Hemingway and Faulkner, and Cormac McCarthy. More importantly, in the same way that there would have been no Hemingway without Twain, no Faulkner without Melville, so without the four of them, there would have been no Cormac McCarthy. McCarthy himself has commented that all books are made from other books. Here Josephs looks back at McCarthy in terms of his epochal predecessors, and in this way shows that McCarthy is not merely within the American literary tradition, not merely a part of it, but that in fact he is a kind of intentional summa of that tradition.

Author: Allen Josephs
Publisher: New Street Communications, LLC
Published: 04/28/2016
Pages: 98
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.31lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.20d
ISBN: 9780692700617

About the Author
Allen Josephs is a past president of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation & Society and one of the world's foremost Hemingway scholars. He is University Research Professor at the University of South Florida, where he has taught since 1969.

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