History Creator / CormacMcCarthy

25th Sep '17 8:43:18 PM PaulA
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* EyeScream: In ''The Crossing'', after the Mexican revolutionary mouths off to the German mercenary Wirtz and spits in his face, Wirtz proceeds to lick up the spittle, swallow it, smile, then ''sucks out the man's eyeballs with his mouth, leaving them to dangle down his face''. The revolutionary talks about how, due to his eyes hanging from his face via a handful of nerves, the world seems to jostle as his eyes sway back and forth on his march back to camp.
* KarmaHoudini: The three murderous strangers of ''Outer Dark''.
* KnifeFight: In ''The Border Trilogy''.


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* ShootTheShaggyDog: ''The Crossing''.
* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: In ''The Crossing'', a priest tells the story of a heretic who lost his entire family and demanded that if God exists, that he reveal himself by killing him on the spot or showing him some sign of his existence. The heretic sat for days in the same spot under a tower, asking for God to cause the tower to fall and kill him.
25th Sep '17 8:20:52 PM PaulA
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** "They rode on" is the most frequently used sentence in ''Literature/BloodMeridian.''
* HistoricalFiction: A lot of his works tend to be period pieces, most notably ''Literature/BloodMeridian''.



* PurpleProse : Often mixed in with his BeigeProse and he is damn good at it.
** "The mother dead these fourteen years did incubate in her own bosom the creature who would carry her off"-Blood Meridan.



* TheWildWest: A lot of Western tropes crop up in his work, usually relocating them to the Modern era, or in the case of ''Blood Meridian'', giving them a darkly Revisionist twist.
25th Sep '17 8:17:07 PM PaulA
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!!His works include:

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!!His works !!Works by [=McCarthy=] with their own pages include:



!!'''Recurring themes and elements:'''
* AntiHero

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!!'''Recurring themes and elements:'''
* AntiHero
!!Other works by [=McCarthy=] contain examples of:



* BeigeProse: Often used. However, he also often uses words that people who aced the UsefulNotes/SATs would have to look up. It all depends on the book.
* CrapsackWorld
* DownerEnding
* {{Gorn}}: Many of his works contain very grotesque amounts of violence and gore.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Most of his characters are morally ambiguous, although genuine villains do crop up from time to time.



* HumansAreBastards
* KarmaHoudini



* ShownTheirWork: His historical fiction is known to be extensively researched.
18th Aug '17 5:51:26 PM dlchen145
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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 ''Literature/AllThePrettyHorses'' in 1992, and its subsequent cinematic adaptation, that brought him widespread recognition.

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Cormac [=McCarthy=] (born Charles [=McCarthy=], 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 ''Literature/AllThePrettyHorses'' in 1992, and its subsequent cinematic adaptation, that brought him widespread recognition.
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:'''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]].
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