History Creator / CormacMcCarthy

5th Jul '17 10:47:42 AM JamesAustin
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--> ''"I'm not interested in writing short stories. Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems''
--> ''worth doing."''



[[caption-width-right:213:Looks like someones granddad. Writes stuff that would make Pol Pot cry.]]

Cormac [=McCarthy=] is an American novelist who has steadily risen in stature over the past 20 years. Though he has written since the 1960s, it was the publication of his book ''All the Pretty Horses'' in 1992, and its subsequent cinematic adaptation, that brought him widespread recognition.

Interest in [=McCarthy=] skyrocketed after Creator/TheCoenBrothers' Oscar-winning adaptation of his novel ''NoCountryForOldMen'' and the adaptation of ''Literature/TheRoad''.

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[[caption-width-right:213:Looks like someones someone's granddad. Writes stuff that would make Pol Pot cry.]]

-> ''"I'm not interested in writing short stories. Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing."''

Cormac [=McCarthy=] (born July 20, 1933) is an American novelist who has steadily risen in stature over the past 20 years. Though he has written since the 1960s, it was the publication of his book ''All the Pretty Horses'' ''Literature/AllThePrettyHorses'' in 1992, and its subsequent cinematic adaptation, that brought him widespread recognition.

Interest in [=McCarthy=] skyrocketed after Creator/TheCoenBrothers' Oscar-winning adaptation of his novel ''NoCountryForOldMen'' ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'' and the adaptation of ''Literature/TheRoad''.




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!!His works include:



* ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen''
* ''Film/TheSunsetLimited''
* ''Literature/TheRoad''
* ''Literature/BloodMeridian''
* ''Literature/ChildOfGod''

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* ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen''
''Literature/ChildOfGod'' (1973, adapted into a film in 2013)
* ''Film/TheSunsetLimited''
''Literature/BloodMeridian'' (1985)
* ''Literature/TheRoad''
''Literature/AllThePrettyHorses'' (1992, adapted into a film in 2000)
* ''Literature/BloodMeridian''
''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'' (2005, adapted into a film in 2007)
* ''Literature/ChildOfGod''''Film/TheSunsetLimited'' (2006 play, adapted into a television film in 2011)
* ''Literature/TheRoad'' (2006, adapted into a film in 2009)
* ''Film/TheCounselor'' (2013, screenplay)



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!!'''Recurring Themes & Elements:'''

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!!'''Recurring Themes & Elements:'''themes and elements:'''



** "Carrying the fire" shows up in ''NoCountryForOldMen'' and ''Literature/TheRoad'', and is obliquely referenced at the end of ''Literature/BloodMeridian''.
** "Call it" showed up in ''All the Pretty Horses'' before it became a motif throughout ''NoCountryForOldMen''.

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** "Carrying the fire" shows up in ''NoCountryForOldMen'' ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'' and ''Literature/TheRoad'', and is obliquely referenced at the end of ''Literature/BloodMeridian''.
** "Call it" showed up in ''All the Pretty Horses'' before it became a motif throughout ''NoCountryForOldMen''.''No Country for Old Men''.
23rd Jun '17 3:06:40 PM Stellarvore
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* ''Literature/ChildOfGod''
9th Apr '17 6:16:50 PM nombretomado
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* BeigeProse: Often used. However, he also often uses words that people who aced the SATs would have to look up. It all depends on the book.

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* BeigeProse: Often used. However, he also often uses words that people who aced the SATs UsefulNotes/SATs would have to look up. It all depends on the book.
28th Mar '17 7:16:32 PM nombretomado
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A reclusive author, [=McCarthy=] surprised everybody, when he agreed to give his first-ever television interview after [[TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah Winfrey]] selected ''Literature/TheRoad'' for her famous Book Club.

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A reclusive author, [=McCarthy=] surprised everybody, when he agreed to give his first-ever television interview after [[TheOprahWinfreyShow [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah Winfrey]] selected ''Literature/TheRoad'' for her famous Book Club.
24th Jan '17 5:34:34 PM moloch
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8th Jan '17 2:44:25 PM Stellarvore
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* {{Troll}}: Once helped edit a business paper for a friend. How did he edit it? He removed all the commas, [[http://www.avclub.com/article/road-author-cormac-mccarthy-once-removed-all-comma-247998 much to the horror of said friend's editor]].
8th Jan '17 9:30:34 AM Stellarvore
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* {{Troll}}: Once helped edit a business paper for a friend. How did he edit it? He removed all the commas, [[http://www.avclub.com/article/road-author-cormac-mccarthy-once-removed-all-comma-247998 much to the shock of said friend's editor]].

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* {{Troll}}: Once helped edit a business paper for a friend. How did he edit it? He removed all the commas, [[http://www.avclub.com/article/road-author-cormac-mccarthy-once-removed-all-comma-247998 much to the shock horror of said friend's editor]].
8th Jan '17 9:30:16 AM Stellarvore
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* {{Troll}}: Once helped edit a business paper for a friend. How did he edit it? He removed all the commas, [[http://www.avclub.com/article/road-author-cormac-mccarthy-once-removed-all-comma-247998 much to the shock of said friend's editor]].
29th Dec '16 10:25:18 AM mrnickname
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--> ''"I'm not interested in writing short stories. Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems''
--> ''worth doing."''
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[[caption-width-right:213:Looks like someones granddad. Writes stuff that would make Pol Pot cry.]]
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