Cormac McCarthy and the Myth of American Exceptionalism

1st Edition

John Cant

Routledge
Published September 17, 2009
Reference - 372 Pages
ISBN 9780415875677 - CAT# Y106322
Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

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Summary

This overview of McCarthy’s published work to date, including: the short stories he published as a student, his novels, stage play and TV film script, locates him as a icocolastic writer, engaged in deconstructing America’s vision of itself as a nation with an exceptionalist role in the world.

Introductory chapters outline his personal background and the influences on his early years in Tennessee whilst each of his works is dealt with in a separate chapter listed in chronological order of publication.

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