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McCarthy, Cormac 1933-

Works: 523 works in 2,796 publications in 25 languages and 94,793 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Historical fiction  Apocalyptic fiction  Bildungsromans  Robinsonades  Novels  Western stories  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Performer, Proofreader, Creator, Composer, Editor, Conductor
Classifications: PS3563.C337, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Cormac McCarthy
The road by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

244 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 8,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this postapocalyptic novel, a father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. They sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other. This book boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. It is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.--From publisher description
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

234 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 6,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

139 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 5,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stumbling upon a bloody massacre, a cache of heroin, and more than two million in cash during a hunting trip, Llewelyn Moss removes the money, a decision that draws him and his young wife into the middle of a violent confrontation
The crossing by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

72 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 4,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, two teenage brothers whose ranch in New Mexico was raided by bandits, cross into Mexico to search for stolen horses. The novel follows them through the revolution-torn countryside, meeting soldiers, peasants, priests and thieves, all proffering advice. By the author of All the pretty horses
Blood meridian, or, The evening redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

136 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen
Cities of the plain by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

78 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Texas cowboy falls in love with a Mexican prostitute, only to discover he has a rival, her pimp. The pimp refuses to let her go because he will lose money and the stage is set for a violent confrontation
The road by Cormac McCarthy( Recording )

38 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst the destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world that is utterly devastated
Suttree by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

94 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy( Recording )

42 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llewelyn Moss is hunting antelope near the Texas/Mexico border when he stumbles upon several dead men, a big stash of heroin, and more than two million dollars in cash. He takes off with the money--and the hunter becomes the hunted. A drug cartel hires a former Special Forces agent to track down the loot, and a ruthless killer joins the chase as well. Also looking for Moss is the aging Sheriff Bell, a World War II veteran who may be Moss' only hope for survival
Child of God by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

77 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this taut, chilling novel, Lester Ballard--a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape--haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail.??While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance. From the Trade Paperback edition
The orchard keeper by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

70 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy living in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger who, unbeknownst to either of them, has killed John's father
Outer dark by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

68 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stark novel is set in an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy( Recording )

53 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his grandfather dies, 16 year-old John Grady Cole has very little reason to stay in Texas. The allure of unseen lands beckons and he and a friend set out for Mexico. On their journey across the hard-scrabble land the boys meet adventure and fright, all while growing in character and fortitude. When their travels land them in an idyllic hacienda it seems as if their adventure may come to a close. In fact, however, the adventure may just be beginning
The counselor by Ridley Scott( Visual )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ridley Scott's The Counselor, from a script by Cormac McCarthy, stars Michael Fassbender as the title character, a slick lawyer who is madly in love with Laura (Penelope Cruz). He asks her to marry him, and she agrees, though she is unaware that serious financial troubles have prompted him to fund a drug deal with a shady but established middle man named Westray (Brad Pitt), that could bring in millions. Part of the counselor's financial troubles stem from the fact that he's investing in a club being opened by his best friend Reiner (Javier Bardem), a hedonist and occasional client who has attained his wealth by any means necessary, and likes to keep his wife, Malkina (Cameron Diaz) covered in all the accoutrements the wealthy enjoy. However, when the drug deal starts to go wrong, the counselor finds himself unprepared to deal with the fallout, and soon he's trying to protect his bride-to-be as well as himself from the wrath of a drug cartel that has no qualms about exacting revenge
Blood meridian, [or, the evening redness in the West] by Cormac McCarthy( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His birth ended his mother's life in Tennessee. Scrawny and wiry, he runs away at the age of 14. As he makes his way westward, the impoverished and illiterate youth finds trouble at every turn. Then he's recruited by Army irregulars, lured by the promise of spoils and bound for Mexico. Churning a dusty path toward destiny, he witnesses unknown horrors and suffering--and yet, as if shielded by the almighty hand of God, he survives to breathe another day
The border trilogy by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

46 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cormac McCarthy's award-winning and bestselling trio of novels, The Border Trilogy, appearing here in one volume for the first time, constitutes a genuine American epic. The young men in these novels come of age on southwestern ranches in the 1930s, while across the border Mexico beckons them with its desolate beauty and the cruel promise of a place where a dreams are paid for in blood
The Sunset Limited : a novel in dramatic form by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made." "In that small apartment, "Black" and "White," as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing worldviews. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men - though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is desperate to deny it. Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life."--Jacket
The stonemason : a play in five acts by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papaw's son Big Ben and great-grandson Soldier do not respond as whole-heartedly to the old man's wealth of knowledge and patient guidance and the tragedy of the story is largely rooted in this fact. Both of these characters have lost connection with the work of their hands and by association with the earth, their family, and themselves. They are profoundly dissatisfied. Of his father, Ben later wonders, "Why could he not see the worth of that which he had laid aside and the poverty of all he hungered for? Why could he not see that he too was blest?" The Stonemason reveals afresh the mastery of character, plot, pathos, and the poetic facility for language that distinguishes Cormac McCarthy's fiction, and which recently earned him the National Book Award for his bestselling novel, All The Pretty Horses
The Sunset Limited : a novel in dramatic form by Cormac McCarthy( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made. The two men begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing worldviews
The Gardener's son : a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Graniteville, South Carolina, two families shelter their lives in the shadows of the great cotton mill: the wealthy Greggs, owners of the mill and scions of the local society; and the working-class McEvoys, who tend the gardens and work the plant floor. Robert McEvoy is forced to have his leg amputated during an incident which is rumored to have been caused by the son of the mill's founder. When Robert bitterly leaves Graniteville and returns two years later, he finds his mother dead and his father working on the factory line, his beloved gardens forgotten. Robert's rage consumes both families
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Alternative Names
Cormac McCarthy americký spisovatel a scenárista

Cormac McCarthy Amerikaans schrijver

Cormac McCarthy amerikansk författare

Cormac McCarthy amerikansk skribent

Cormac McCarthy écrivain américain

Cormac McCarthy escritor estadounidense

Cormac McCarthy scrittore statunitense

Cormac McCarthy US-amerikanischer Autor

Mac Carthy, Cormac

Mac Carthy Cormac 1933-....

MacCarthy Cormac

MacCarthy Cormac 1933-....

Makarti, Kormark 1933-

Makārtijs, Kormaks 1933-

Makkartï Kormak

Mc Carthy, Cormac

Mc Carthy Cormac 1933-....

McCarthy, Charles.

McCarthy, Charles 1933-

McCarthy, Charles 1933- Jr

McCarthy, Charles J. 1933-

McCarthy, Charles Joseph 1933- Junior

McCarthy, Charles Joseph Junior 1933-

McCarthy, Charles, Jr., 1933-

McCarthy Cormac

Κόρμακ ΜακΚάρθυ Αμερικανός μυθιστοριογράφος, σεναριογράφος και συγγραφέας θεατρικών παραστάσεων

Кормак Макарти

Кормак Маккарти

Кормак Маккарті

Маккарти Кормак

מקארתי, קורמאק 1933-

מקרתי, קורמק 1933-

קורמק מקארתי

كورماك مكارثي، 1933-

ماككارتىي كورماك

چارلز مک‌کارتی نویسنده آمریکایی

कॉरमैक मैक्कार्थी

করম্যাক ম্যাকা‌র্থি

คอร์แม็ค แม็คคาร์ธี

კორმაკ მაკ-კართი

매카시, 코맥 1933-

코맥 매카시


マッカーシー, コーマック

マッカーシー, チャールズ・ジュニア


All the pretty horsesNo country for old menThe crossingBlood meridian, or, The evening redness in the WestCities of the plainThe roadSuttreeNo country for old men