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Cormac McCarthy (1) (1933–2023)

Autor(a) de The Road

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Obras de Cormac McCarthy

The Road (2006) 34,137 cópias
Blood Meridian (1985) 11,454 cópias
Onde os Velhos não têm vez (2005) 10,977 cópias
All the Pretty Horses (1992) 10,677 cópias
The Crossing (1994) 4,671 cópias
Cities of the Plain (1998) 3,462 cópias
Suttree (1979) 3,007 cópias
Child of God (1973) 2,975 cópias
Outer Dark (1968) 2,052 cópias
The Border Trilogy (1999) 1,527 cópias
The Orchard Keeper (1965) 1,463 cópias
The Passenger (2022) 998 cópias
Stella Maris (2022) 653 cópias

Associated Works

No Country for Old Men [2007 film] (2007) — Original novel — 514 cópias
The Road [2009 film] (2009) — Original novel — 141 cópias
All the Pretty Horses [2000 film] (2000) — Original novel — 59 cópias
Child of God [2013 film] (2014) — Original novel — 6 cópias
TriQuarterly 48: Western Stories — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Nautilus, Issue 047: Consciousness — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
McCarthy, Charles Joseph, Jr.
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Local de falecimento
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Locais de residência
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sevier County, Tennessee, USA
Ibiza, Spain
Rockford, Tennessee, USA (mostrar todas 10)
Louisville, Tennessee, USA
El Paso, Texas, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
St. Mary's Parochial School
Knoxville Catholic High School, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
University of Tennessee
McCarthy, Cullen (son)
McCarthy, John (son)
United States Air Force
Santa Fe Institute
Ingram-Merrill awards (1959, 1960)
Traveling Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1965)
William Faulkner Foundation Award for notable first novel for The Orchard Keeper (1966)
Guggenheim Fellowship for creative writing (1969)
MacArthur Fellowship (1981)
National Book Award for Fiction for All the Pretty Horses (1992) (mostrar todas 18)
National Book Critics Circle Award for All the Pretty Horses (1992)
Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction (1993)
International Dublin Literary Award longlist for The Crossing (1996)
International Dublin Literary Award longlist for Cities of the Plain (2000)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction and Believer Book Award for The Road (2006)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Road (2007)
International Dublin Literary Award shortlist for No Country for Old Men (2008)
Maltese Falcon Award, Japan, for No Country for Old Men (2008)
Premio Ignotus for The Road (2008)
International Dublin Literary Award longlist for The Road (2008)
PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction (2009)
Best of the James Tait Black, shortlist, The Road (2012)
Amanda Urban (International Creative Management)
Pequena biografia
Cormac McCarthy (born Charles McCarthy, Jr.; July 20, 1933) is an American novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and screenwriter. He has written three short-stories, two plays, two screenplays, and ten novels, spanning the Southern Gothic, Western, and post-apocalyptic genres. He is well known for his graphic depictions of violence and his unique writing style, recognizable by its lack of punctuation and attribution. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers.

McCarthy was born in Providence, Rhode Island, although he was raised primarily in Tennessee. In 1951, he enrolled in the University of Tennessee, but dropped out to join the Air Force. His debut novel, The Orchard Keeper, was published in 1965. Awarded literary grants, McCarthy was able to travel to southern Europe, where he wrote his second novel, Outer Dark (1968). Suttree (1979), like his other early novels, received generally positive reviews, but was not a commercial success. A MacArthur genius grant enabled him to travel to the American Southwest, where he researched and wrote his fifth novel, Blood Meridian (1985). Although it garnered lukewarm critical and commercial reception, it is now regarded as his magnum opus, with some even labeling it the Great American Novel.

McCarthy first experienced widespread success with All the Pretty Horses (1992), for which he received both the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. It was followed by The Crossing (1994) and Cities of the Plain (1998), completing "The Border Trilogy." His 2005 novel No Country for Old Men received mixed reviews. His 2006 novel The Road won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. Many of McCarthy's works have been adapted into film. No Country for Old Men was adapted into a 2007 film, winning four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. All the Pretty Horses, The Road, and Child of God have also been adapted into films, while Outer Dark was turned into a 15-minute short.

McCarthy currently works with the Santa Fe Institute (SFI), a multidisciplinary research center. At the SFI, he published the essay "The Kekulé Problem" (2017), which explores the human subconscious and the origin of language.



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Cormac McCarthy- American Author Challenge em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Abril 2014)
GROUP READ: Suttree by Cormac McCarthy em The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (Setembro 2012)


Absolutely stunning writing, and I have no idea what I just read. This novel rewards careful analytical reading.. which I didn’t do this time through. Probably reader error more than author error, but I’m baffled.
patl | outras 44 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |
Great descriptions and atmosphere… I love the sense that the horses conscious state is present there with the cowboy’s. But I liked less how dumb the cowboys are, the decisions seem unrealistic at times, the world they are in is a bit heightened both in goodwill and bad.

Quite a memorable wotk, no matter, and non traditional narrative structure.
yates9 | outras 252 resenhas | Feb 28, 2024 |
I had hoped that McCarthy's penultimate work would help me reconcile with the writer. It might just be me, but apart from The Road, none of his previous books appealed to me. And here too it didn't work: the sometimes absurd dialogues, the tough talk among men (who the hell still writes about the Vietnam War?), the treatise-like passages about theoretical physics, the banal descriptive scenes of successive actions, ..., no I just don't like his style. And then the attempt at suspense about the missing passenger from the plane that crashed into the sea: it did not exceed the level of a cheap action movie. In short, too much fuss about too little substance. That pretty much sums up my McCarthy experience.… (mais)
bookomaniac | outras 44 resenhas | Feb 26, 2024 |
I resisted reading this novel as my impression was that its worldview would prove to be entirely too bleak and dismal. Not just the description of the novel but McCarthy's overall reputation preceded it. And now I find it's a story of naive Christianity, of living with love for one's fellow man even in the worst imaginable circumstances, how hope and goodness are the true core of the universe. Well then!

McCarthy takes his time to disabuse me of my preconception. Roving bands of horrific cannibal gangs. All is now gray ash, no living plant or non-human animal life remaining. The boy's mother sounds right when she says in a flashback scene, announcing her suicide to her husband, "We're not survivors. We're the walking dead in a horror film... I'd take him with me if it weren't for you. You know I would. It's the right thing to do." I'm nodding, thinking yeah, I'd do it too.

McCarthy's prose runs existentially bleak:
Everything damp. Rotting. In a drawer he found a candle. No way to light it. He put it in his pocket. He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe.

It's a reverse mystical experience. Instead of a flash of insight into the oneness and goodness of creation, it's a flash of its absolute negation. It's bleak and depressing but it's riveting writing, I really want to keep reading and following this journey from blackest hell (or nothingness, rather).

I race through it and lo, the novel's penultimate paragraph:
The woman when she saw him put her arms around him and held him. Oh, she said, I am so glad to see you. She would talk to him sometimes about God. He tried to talk to God but the best thing was to talk to his father and he did talk to him and he didnt forget. The woman said that was all right. She said that the breath of God was his breath yet though it pass from man to man through all time.

And the novel's final sentence:
In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.

This is not the bleak prophet of despair I'd come to expect. Rather far from it. Then I thought back to how the boy, though always terrified and in fear, is also always begging his father not to hurt or kill anyone, even when attacked and their survival threatened. They come across an old man on the road, and he begs his father to give the man food from their almost exhausted store. A solitary outcast steals all their supplies without which they'd quickly die and they catch him, and the boy implores his father not to do anything to harm the man. He longs to care for others. In this most dire of possibly imaginable environments, he's the ultimate bleeding heart, acting out Christ, in all its seeming practical ridiculousness, despite his fear.

I've read that McCarthy wrote this novel inspired by his love for his own son. It does focus on that love front and center, the terrible choices that love can face, the fierce devotion of a parent to their child. But there's an even bigger love here.
… (mais)
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lelandleslie | outras 1,399 resenhas | Feb 24, 2024 |


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