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Cormac McCarthy


Born
in Providence, Rhode Island, The United States
July 20, 1933

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Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres and has also written plays and screenplays. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road, and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. His earlier Blood Meridian (1985) was among Time Magazine's poll of 100 best English-language books published between 1925 and 2005 and he placed joint runner-up for a similar title in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years. Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American noveli ...more

Average rating: 4.02 · 1,387,009 ratings · 92,193 reviews · 47 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Road

3.98 avg rating — 811,481 ratings — published 2006 — 14 editions
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No Country for Old Men

4.13 avg rating — 174,332 ratings — published 2005 — 140 editions
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Blood Meridian, or the Even...

4.16 avg rating — 129,146 ratings — published 1985 — 149 editions
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All the Pretty Horses (The ...

4.01 avg rating — 106,134 ratings — published 1992 — 136 editions
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Child of God

3.82 avg rating — 41,425 ratings — published 1973 — 59 editions
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The Crossing (The Border Tr...

4.14 avg rating — 34,344 ratings — published 1994 — 29 editions
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Cities of the Plain (The Bo...

4.11 avg rating — 23,039 ratings — published 1998 — 73 editions
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Suttree

4.18 avg rating — 20,190 ratings — published 1979 — 55 editions
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Outer Dark

3.89 avg rating — 17,311 ratings — published 1968 — 19 editions
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The Sunset Limited

3.97 avg rating — 9,774 ratings — published 2006 — 44 editions
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Quotes by Cormac McCarthy  (?)
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“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

“You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Polls

November 2014 New School Classics Poll

1911, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, 155 pages
 
  21 votes, 15.2%

1920, The Age of Innocence byEdith Wharton, 305 pages
 
  19 votes, 13.8%

 
  14 votes, 10.1%

1997, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, 428 pages
 
  13 votes, 9.4%

 
  11 votes, 8.0%

1962, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, 211 pages
 
  10 votes, 7.2%

 
  9 votes, 6.5%

 
  8 votes, 5.8%

 
  7 votes, 5.1%

1994, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, 449 pages
 
  7 votes, 5.1%

1956, Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, 159 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.6%

 
  3 votes, 2.2%

1920, Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, 454 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.2%

1960, The Moviegoer by Walker Percy, 242 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.2%

 
  2 votes, 1.4%

 
  2 votes, 1.4%

 
  1 vote, 0.7%

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