Cormac McCarthy (4460 words)

  • Rick Wallach (University of Miami )

Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist, playwright and screenwriter. He is the author of two published short stories, ten novels, two plays and one produced screenplay. Several works, including the unproduced screenplay Whales and Men, and one long novel, The Passenger, remain unpublished. He is best known for his dark, violent novels, which are set either in his childhood region of Appalachia or in the border lands of the southwestern United States and Mexico, and most recently for his Pulitzer Prize-winning apocalyptic novel The Road (2006). His vision of human nature and destiny is relentlessly pessimistic. Even so, his characters occasionally redeem themselves, or are redeemed to some extent, by gestures of …

Wallach, Rick. "Cormac McCarthy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 June 2012
[, accessed 06 December 2016.]

Articles on McCarthy's works

  1. Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West
  2. No Country for Old Men
  3. The Crossing
  4. The Road

Related Groups

  1. Literature of the American South