Cormac McCarthy's The road (Book, 2011) []
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Cormac McCarthy's The road

Cormac McCarthy's The road

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2011.
Series: Bloom's guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Presents a collection of critical essays on the novel that analyze its structure, characters, narrator, and themes.

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Named Person: Cormac McCarthy; Cormac MacCarthy; Cormac McCarthy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 9781617530029 1617530026
OCLC Number: 679924684
Description: 148 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Biographical sketch --
The story behind the story --
List of characters --
Summary and analysis --
Critical views: Todd Shy on The road, The book of Job, and questions about evil --
Thomas A. Carlson on McCarthy's existential themes --
Carl James Grindley on the novel's setting --
Alex Hunt and Martin M. Jacobsen on the image of the sun --
Barbara Bennett on the image of fire and references to Yeats's poetry --
Shelly Rambo on the theme of redemption --
Ashley Kunsa on style in The road --
Thomas H. Schaub on allusion, style, and the theme of storytelling --
John Jurgensen on the backstory to The road --
Rune Graulund on the desert setting --
Works by Cormac McCarthy --
Annotated bibliography --
Series Title: Bloom's guides.
Other Titles: Road
Responsibility: edited & with an introduction by Harold Bloom.


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