Cormac McCarthy and the Myth of American Exceptionalism

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Routledge, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 368 pages
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This overview of McCarthy's published work to date, including: the short stories he published as a student, his novels, stage play and TV film script, locates him as a icocolastic writer, engaged in deconstructing America's vision of itself as a nation with an exceptionalist role in the world.

Introductory chapters outline his personal background and the influences on his early years in Tennessee whilst each of his works is dealt with in a separate chapter listed in chronological order of publication.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
PRELIMINARY
2
THE TENNESSEE TEXTS
48
THE SOUTHWESTERN TEXTS
156
Appendix One The Sunset Limited
257
Appendix Two The Road
266
Appendix Three Supplementary Bibliography
281
Notes
283
Bibliography
335
Index
347
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