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McCarthy, Cormac 1933-

Works: 436 works in 2,355 publications in 31 languages and 88,799 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Black humor  Suspense fiction, American  Dystopias 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Performer, Proofreader, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PS3563.C337, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cormac McCarthy
The road by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

218 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 9,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this postapocalyptic novel, a father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. They sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other. This book boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. It is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.--From publisher description
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

233 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 7,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cut off from the life of ranching he has come to love by his grandfather's death, John Grady Cole flees to Mexico, where he and his two companions embark on a rugged and cruelly idyllic adventure
No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

133 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 6,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stumbling upon a bloody massacre, a cache of heroin, and more than two million in cash during a hunting trip, Llewelyn Moss removes the money, a decision that draws him and his young wife into the middle of a violent confrontation
The crossing by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

104 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 4,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, two teenage brothers whose ranch in New Mexico was raided by bandits, cross into Mexico to search for stolen horses. The novel follows them through the revolution-torn countryside, meeting soldiers, peasants, priests and thieves, all proffering advice. By the author of All the pretty horses
Cities of the plain by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

99 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Texas cowboy falls in love with a Mexican prostitute, only to discover he has a rival, her pimp. The pimp refuses to let her go because he will lose money and the stage is set for a violent confrontation
Blood meridian, or, The evening redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

139 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 4,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen
The road by Cormac McCarthy( Recording )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst the destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world that is utterly devastated
Suttree by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

79 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius Suttree renounces the values held by his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat among the depraved residents on the banks of the Tennessee River
No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy( Recording )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llewelyn Moss is hunting antelope when he stmbles upon several dead men, a stash of heroin and two million dollars in cash. He takes off with the money and becomes the hunted
Child of God by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

62 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this taut, chilling novel, Lester Ballard--a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape--haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance. From the Trade Paperback edition
The orchard keeper by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

67 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy living in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger who, unbeknownst to either of them, has killed John's father
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy( Recording )

54 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his grandfather dies, 16 year-old John Grady Cole has very little reason to stay in Texas. The allure of unseen lands beckons and he and a friend set out for Mexico. On their journey across the hard-scrabble land the boys meet adventure and fright, all while growing in character and fortitude. When their travels land them in an idyllic hacienda it seems as if their adventure may come to a close. In fact, however, the adventure may just be beginning
Outer dark by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

59 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the rural South a woman bears her brother's child, and when he leaves it in the woods to die, she sets out alone to find her son
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy( Visual )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Grady Cole (Damon) and his best friend Lacey Rawlins (Thomas) leave Texas, head south of the border in search of adventure, and find work as horse wranglers. But when Cole embarks on an illicit and passionate affair with the beautiful daughter (Cruz) of the wealthy ranch owner who is his employer, events are set in motion which forever change the lives of all involved
Cities of the plain by Cormac McCarthy( Recording )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Grady and Bill Parham, hired hands on a New Mexico ranch, go to Juarez, a nearby border town, and meet a young prostitute with whom Grady falls in love. Her freedom from the brothel is settled with a duel, and so ends the last installment of the "Border Trilogy."
The Sunset Limited : a novel in dramatic form by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made." "In that small apartment, "Black" and "White," as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing worldviews. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men - though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is desperate to deny it. Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life."--Jacket
The counselor by Ridley Scott( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lawyer makes a risky entrance into the drug trade, and gambles that the consequences won't catch up with him
The stonemason : a play in five acts by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papaw's son Big Ben and great-grandson Soldier do not respond as whole-heartedly to the old man's wealth of knowledge and patient guidance and the tragedy of the story is largely rooted in this fact. Both of these characters have lost connection with the work of their hands and by association with the earth, their family, and themselves. They are profoundly dissatisfied. Of his father, Ben later wonders, "Why could he not see the worth of that which he had laid aside and the poverty of all he hungered for? Why could he not see that he too was blest?" The Stonemason reveals afresh the mastery of character, plot, pathos, and the poetic facility for language that distinguishes Cormac McCarthy's fiction, and which recently earned him the National Book Award for his bestselling novel, All The Pretty Horses
Blood meridian, [or, the evening redness in the West] by Cormac McCarthy( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His birth ended his mother's life in Tennessee. Scrawny and wiry, he runs away at the age of 14. As he makes his way westward, the impoverished and illiterate youth finds trouble at every turn. Then he's recruited by Army irregulars, lured by the promise of spoils and bound for Mexico. Churning a dusty path toward destiny, he witnesses unknown horrors and suffering--and yet, as if shielded by the almighty hand of God, he survives to breathe another day
The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A searing two-character drama about the choices people frequently make: to go on or give in to despair. Set in a New York tenement apartment, the story focuses on two very different men: a black ex-con who claims to hear the voice of Jesus, and the white professor he stopped from throwing himself in front of an oncoming train
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Alternative Names
Mac Carthy, Cormac

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MacCarthy, Cormac

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Makarti, Kormark 1933-

Makārtijs, Kormaks 1933-

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McCarthy, Charles.

McCarthy, Charles J. 1933-

McCarthy, Charles Joseph Junior 1933-

McCarthy, Cormac

מקארתי, קורמאק 1933-

מקרתי, קורמק 1933-

كورماك مكارثي، 1933-

マッカーシー, コーマック

マッカーシー, チャールズ・ジュニア

All the pretty horsesNo country for old menThe crossingCities of the plainBlood meridian, or, The evening redness in the WestThe roadSuttreeNo country for old men