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Author Guillemin, Georg.

Title The pastoral vision of Cormac McCarthy / Georg Guillemin.

Publication Info. College Station : Texas A and M University Press, [2004]


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (170 pages).
Series Tarleton State University southwestern studies in the humanities ; no. 18
Tarleton State University southwestern studies in the humanities ; no. 18.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-164) and index.
Contents Introduction : the prototypical Suttree -- "Beyond the world of men" : emergent ecopastoralism in the Southern novels -- "Optical democracy" : biocentrism in Blood Meridian (1985) -- "Some site where life had not succeeded" : ecopastoralism in the Border trilogy -- Conclusion : animism over ecosophy.
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Summary "Georg Guillemin's visionary approach to the work of Western novelist Cormac McCarthy combines an overall survey of McCarthy's eight novels in print with a comprehensive analysis of the author's evolving ecopastoralism. Using in-depth textual interpretations, Guillemin argues that even McCarthy's early work is characterized less by traditional nostalgia for a lost pastoral order than by a radically egalitarian land ethic that prefigures today's ecopastoral tendencies in Western American writing.".
"The study shows that more than any of the other landscapes evoked by McCarthy, the Southwestern desert becomes the stage for his dramatizations of a wild sense of the pastoral. McCarthy's fourth novel, Suttree, which is the only one set in an urban environment, is used in the introductory chapter to discuss the relevant compositional aspects of his fiction and the methodology of the chapters to come." "The main part of the study devotes chapters to McCarthy's Southern novels, his keystone work Blood Meridian, and the Western novels known as the Border Trilogy. The concluding chapter discusses the broader context of American pastoralism and suggests that McCarthy's ecopastoralism is animistic rather than environmentalist in character."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject McCarthy, Cormac, 1933- -- Criticism and interpretation.
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
McCarthy, Cormac.
McCarthy, Cormac, 1933- (OCoLC)fst00088064
McCarthy, Cormac.
Pastoral fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Mexican-American Border Region -- In literature.
Southern States -- In literature.
Tennessee, East -- In literature.
Country life in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Country life in literature. (OCoLC)fst00881422
Pastoral fiction, American. (OCoLC)fst01054567
North America -- Mexican-American Border Region. (OCoLC)fst01239966
Southern States. (OCoLC)fst01244550
Tennessee, East. (OCoLC)fst01692611
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Guillemin, Georg. Pastoral vision of Cormac McCarthy. 1st ed. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2004 1585443417 (DLC) 2003023763 (OCoLC)53398147
ISBN 9781603446471 (electronic bk.)
1603446478 (electronic bk.)
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