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Thursday, January 13 2011

Rescripting the Western in 'No Country for Old Men'

How the Coen Brothers' ostensibly faithful award winning adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country For Old Men diverges from its creator's rather questionable politics.


Columns

Monday, March 18 2013

I Read the News Today, Oh, Boy

Listening to the NRA's Wayne LaPierre speak around the massacring of children without missing a beat, it's easy to agree with Lewis Black that this century is starting to look just as physically dangerous as the last one—even if, as Steven Pinker claims, it's actually more peaceful.


Sunday, June 7 2009

Blood Meridian: The Last of the True

Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian has been called unfilmable, but that doesn't stop Ben Nichols from getting ahead of the game and crafting a worthy soundtrack.


Reviews

Thursday, January 10 2008

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Though the novel and film versions of McCarthy's story share the same long, desolate stretch of road, they provide differing ways of encountering and interpreting the signs along the way.


Wednesday, March 28 2007

The Road by Cormac McCarthy / Oprah's Book Club selection

Oprah loves the father-son journey of Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel and has made it the newest pick in the influential Oprah's Book Club.


Sunday, September 17 2006

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

McCarthy takes a style that's always had a tilt towards the gothic and gives it free reign as he follows a father and son diligently struggling across a blasted and dead countryside that seems to have once been America.


Saturday, December 31 1994

A Cormac McCarthy Companion: The Border Trilogy by Edwin T. Arnold & Dianne C. Luce, eds.

In the 1990s, this community of McCarthy fans extended its territory into the world of the American academy with the establishment of something called, in this volume, 'McCarthy studies', practised by a weird enclave of literary critics and pop cultural historians who, judging by the essays here, are immersed in the intricacies of their intellectual obsession.


Blogs

Sunday, November 18 2007

The Road by Cormac McCarthy [$14.95]

Oprah is right on target with this one. The apocalypse is not to be tinkered with lightly, or given to writers of lesser caliber. McCarthy


News

Wednesday, March 28 2007

Oprah chooses bleak Cormac McCarthy novel for book club

Cormac McCarthy and Oprah Winfrey are one of the oddest and most unlikely cultural pairings since Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe.


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