At a glance:
- Author: Cormac McCarthy
- First Published: 1994
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: The 1940’s
- Setting: New Mexico and Mexico
- Characters: Billy Parham, Boyd Parham, The man, The blind man, The doctor, The girl
- Genres: Long fiction
- Subjects: Self-discovery, Antiheroes, Adventure, Mexico or Mexicans, Cowboys or cowgirls, Horses, Wolves
- Locales: Mexico, New Mexico
Fame arrived late for the brilliant novelist Cormac McCarthy. His fiction had been in print for twenty-five years (The Orchard Keeper, 1965, was his first novel), but only his work published in the 1990’s, All the Pretty Horses (1992) and The Crossing, has reached a wide audience. The tiny herd of readers devoted to his pre-1990’s writing are divided over this ex post facto popularity. Some sense that McCarthy took the coldheartedness too much out of his work and became a Western-romance writer, while others are happy that their appraisal of McCarthy is now...
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