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Cormac McCarthy's Western Novels
In the continuing redefinition of the American West, few recent writers have left a mark as indelible as Cormac McCarthy. A favorite subject of critics and fans alike despite—or perhaps because of—his avoidance of public appearances, the man is known solely through his writing. Thanks to his early work, he is most often associated with a bleak vision of humanity grounded i ...more
Paperback, 137 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by University of Arizona Press
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Caveat: I've only read the Blood Meridian bits and the conclusion. Owens argues that this novel is primarily about violence; that violence is deep in the DNA of people and that we should realize it's just unavoidable. Confusingly, he also seems to think violence is a bad thing and that we shouldn't be so violent. Like everyone who's attracted to determinist arguments, he likes being all hard-arse and not falling for soppy humanist cliches about free will, and also can't go all the way through to ...more