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Cormac McCarthy - Blood Meridian

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We're following up with a novel that on the surface doesn't fit quite as neatly under the postmodern label. But I'm very much of the opinion that McCarthy's works, and more broadly modern day historical fiction, are as engaged with postmodern issues, as much as metafictional works.

For those familiar with the film adaptation of his works No Country for Old Men and The Road, you'll know that McCarthy depicts particularly violent scenes. Blood Meridian is not only no exception, but perhaps worse.

Extra reading, here is an interview with the reclusive McCarthy from 2005 in Vanity Fair.

I liked the one line
"...he regards as 'not serious' writers who don’t address the issue of death."

Perhaps you disagree,
See you for the discussion.

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