Understanding Cormac McCarthy Steven Frye

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Understanding Cormac McCarthy  by  Steven Frye

Understanding Cormac McCarthy by Steven Frye
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Steven Frye offers a comprehensive treatment of Cormac McCarthys fiction to date, dealing with the authors aesthetic and thematic concerns, his philosophical and religious influences, and his participation in Western literary traditions. FryeMoreSteven Frye offers a comprehensive treatment of Cormac McCarthys fiction to date, dealing with the authors aesthetic and thematic concerns, his philosophical and religious influences, and his participation in Western literary traditions.

Frye provides extensive readings of each novel, charting the trajectory of McCarthys development as a writer who invigorates literary culture both past and present through a blend of participation, influence, and aesthetic transformation. He explores the early works of the Tennessee period in the context of the romance genre, the southern gothic, and the grotesque. A chapter is devoted to Blood Meridian, a novel that marks McCarthys transition to the West and his full recognition as a major force in American letters.

Frye also explores McCarthys Border Trilogy and his later works-specifically No Country for Old Men and The Road-addressing the manner in which McCarthys preoccupation with violence and human depravity exists alongside a perpetual search for meaning, purpose, and value.



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