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McCarthy, Cormac 1933-

Overview
Works: 514 works in 2,263 publications in 21 languages and 89,738 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Film adaptations  Action and adventure fiction  Apocalyptic fiction  Dystopian films  Apocalyptic films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Performer, Proofreader, Creator, Composer, Conductor
Classifications: PS3563.C337, 813.54
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Publications about Cormac McCarthy
Publications by Cormac McCarthy
Most widely held works by Cormac McCarthy
The road by Cormac McCarthy( Book )
159 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 8,437 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
No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy( Book )
89 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 5,498 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 )
39 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 4,023 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 )
64 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,738 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 )
82 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,639 libraries worldwide
An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the "wild west." Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy( Book )
75 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,665 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
The road by Cormac McCarthy( Sound Recording )
37 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,464 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
No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy( Sound Recording )
43 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,263 libraries worldwide
Llewelyn Moss is hunting antelope near the Texas/Mexico border when he stumbles upon several dead men, a big stash of heroin, and more than two million dollars in cash. He takes off with the money--and the hunter becomes the hunted. A drug cartel hires a former Special Forces agent to track down the loot, and a ruthless killer joins the chase as well. Also looking for Moss is the aging Sheriff Bell, a World War II veteran who may be Moss' only hope for survival
Suttree by Cormac McCarthy( Book )
62 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,217 libraries worldwide
The story or Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville. Remaining on the margins of the outcast community there - a brilliantly imagined collection of eccentrics, criminals, and squatters - he rises above the physical and human squalor with detachment, humor, and dignity
Child of God by Cormac McCarthy( Book )
54 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,763 libraries worldwide
Falsely accused of rape, Lester Ballard is released from jail, and a trip to the dry-goods store, an errand to the blacksmith, and other incidents are transformed into scenes of the comic and the grotesque
The orchard keeper by Cormac McCarthy( Book )
49 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,701 libraries worldwide
In a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger who, unbeknownst to either of them, has killed the boy's father enact a drama that seems born of the land itself
Outer dark by Cormac McCarthy( Book )
65 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,680 libraries worldwide
This stark novel is set in an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy( Sound Recording )
53 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,538 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
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy( visu )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,406 libraries worldwide
When his grandfather dies and his absent mother sells the family ranch, John Grady Cole finds himself without a home or a job, and decides to leave Texas with his best friend, Lacey Rawlins, hoping to find work as a cowboy
The counselor by Ridley Scott( visu )
29 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
A lawyer makes a risky entrance into the drug trade, and gambles that the consequences won't catch up with him
Blood meridian, [or, the evening redness in the West] by Cormac McCarthy( file )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 975 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 border trilogy by Cormac McCarthy( Book )
35 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 918 libraries worldwide
Cormac McCarthy's award-winning and bestselling trio of novels, The Border Trilogy, appearing here in one volume for the first time, constitutes a genuine American epic. The young men in these novels come of age on southwestern ranches in the 1930s, while across the border Mexico beckons them with its desolate beauty and the cruel promise of a place where a dreams are paid for in blood
The Sunset Limited : a novel in dramatic form by Cormac McCarthy( Book )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 903 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 stonemason : a play in five acts by Cormac McCarthy( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 787 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
The Sunset Limited : a novel in dramatic form by Cormac McCarthy( file )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
An encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made. The two men begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing worldviews
 
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Cormac McCarthy americký spisovatel a scenárista
Cormac McCarthy Amerikaans schrijver
Cormac McCarthy amerikansk författare
Cormac McCarthy amerikansk skribent
Cormac McCarthy écrivain américain
Cormac McCarthy escritor estadounidense
Cormac McCarthy scrittore statunitense
Cormac McCarthy US-amerikanischer Autor
Mac Carthy, Cormac
Mac Carthy Cormac 1933-....
MacCarthy, Cormac
MacCarthy Cormac 1933-....
Makarti, Kormark 1933-
Makārtijs, Kormaks 1933-
Makkartï Kormak
Mc Carthy, Cormac
Mc Carthy Cormac 1933-....
McCarthy, Charles.
McCarthy, Charles 1933-
McCarthy, Charles 1933- Jr
McCarthy, Charles J. 1933-
McCarthy, Charles Joseph Junior 1933-
McCarthy, Charles, Jr., 1933-
McCarthy, Cormac
Кормак Макарти
Кормак Маккарти
Кормак Маккарті
Маккарти Кормак
מקארתי, קורמאק 1933-
מקרתי, קורמק 1933-
קורמק מקארתי
كورماك مكارثي، 1933-
ماككارتىي كورماك
چارلز مک‌کارتی نویسنده آمریکایی
कॉरमैक मैक्कार्थी
করম্যাক ম্যাকা‌র্থি
คอร์แม็ค แม็คคาร์ธี
კორმაკ მაკ-კართი
매카시, 코맥 1933-
코맥 매카시
コーマック・マッカーシー
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
戈馬克·麥卡錫
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