Remembering Author Cormac McCarthy

On June 13th, 2023, legendary author Cormac McCarthy passed away of natural causes at his home in Sante Fe, New Mexico, at the age of eighty-nine. During his life, McCarthy was a prolific writer of novels, short stories, and screenplays, and his work won him numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. His works, including All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road, have been praised for their bleak and lyrical beauty, and for their combination of sparse prose, lyrical language, and a dark, often violent, vision of the world. In the literary world, Cormac was a giant, and his death leaves a void that will be hard to fill. His works will continue to inspire readers for generations to come, and his legacy will live on through his writing.

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

The story of a teenage runaway known only as “the kid”, who falls in with a group of notorious outlaws: the Glanton Gang. Violent, direct and extraordinarily powerful, the novel traces the destiny of “the kid” as he falls further and further from grace, and into the clutches of the mysterious and demonic Judge Holden.

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Stumbling upon a bloody massacre, a cache of heroin, and more than $2 million in cash during a hunting trip near the Rio Grande, Llewelynn Moss removes the money, a decision that draws him and his young wife into the middle of a violent confrontation in which their only hope of survival is local sheriff Ed Tom Bell.

The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy

In 1980 Pass Christian, Mississippi, salvage diver Bobby Western, after a plane crash, discovers that the pilot’s flight bag, the plane’s black box and the 10th passenger are missing, submerging him in a conspiracy beyond his understanding as he is shadowed in body and spirit by the past and present.

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

The winner of the National Book Award for Fiction. 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.

Child of God by Cormac McCarthy

In this taut, chilling story, Lester Ballard — a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape—haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail.

The Orchard Keeper by Cormac McCarthy

A young boy, an old man, and the outlaw who has unknowingly killed the boy’s father, all try to resist the changes brought about during the period between the wars.

Suttree by Cormac McCarthy

Cornelius Suttree renounces the values held by his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat among the depraved residents on the banks of the Tennessee River.

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