Blood Meridian, Or, The Evening Redness in the West
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.
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Given his later fondness for WB Yeats titles Cormac McCarthy could just as readily have called this "The Blood-Dimmed Tide" (from "The Second Coming") but that is a title someone else can use. It is ... Read full review
Southwestern American Literature, Volume 23, Issue 2
No preview available - 1998