Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy both embodies and redefines the notion of theartist as outsider. His fiction draws on recognizable Americanthemes and employs dense philosophical and theological subtexts,challenging readers by depicting the familiar as inscrutablyforeign. The essays in this Companion offer a sophisticated yetconcise introduction to McCarthy's difficult and provocative work.The contributors, an international team of McCarthy scholars,analyze some of the most well-known and commonly taught novels -Outer Dark, Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses and The Road -while providing detailed treatments of McCarthy's work in cinema,including the many adaptations of his novels to film. Designed forscholars, teachers and general readers, and complete with achronology and bibliography for further reading, this Companion isan essential reference for anyone interested in gaining a deeperunderstanding of one of America's most celebrated livingnovelists.