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McCarthy, Cormac 1933-

Overview
Works: 539 works in 2,307 publications in 11 languages and 87,654 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Black humor  Suspense fiction, American  Western stories 
Roles: Proofreader, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Scenarist, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PS3563.C337, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Cormac McCarthy
The road by Cormac McCarthy ( Book )
120 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 8,417 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 )
105 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 6,316 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 )
95 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 5,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Llewelyn Moss is hunting antelope near the Texas-Mexico border when stumbles upon several dead men, a big stash of heroin, and more than two million dollars in cash. He takes off with the money. A drug cartel hires a former Special Forces agent to track down the loot, and a ruthless killer joins the chase as well
The crossing by Cormac McCarthy ( Book )
70 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,666 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
Cities of the plain by Cormac McCarthy ( Book )
71 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 3,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conclusion of the Border trilogy describes the friendship of John Grady Cole and Billy Parham, two cowboys working on a New Mexico ranch in the 1950s
Blood meridian, or, The evening redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy ( Book )
75 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,676 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 outlaws, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen
The road by Cormac McCarthy ( Recording )
31 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,561 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
No country for old men by Cormac McCarthy ( Recording )
36 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Llewelyn Moss is hunting on the Texas/Mexico border when he comes across several dead men, a big stash of heroin, and a couple of million dollars in cash. He walks off with the money and the hunter becomes the hunted. The drug cartel hires an ex-Special Forces man to track down the loot, and a ruthless killer is in on the chase as well. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell, a WW II veteran who may be Moss's only chance of survival
Suttree by Cormac McCarthy ( Book )
67 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story or Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville. Remaining on the margins of the outcast community there - a brilliantly imagined collection of eccentrics, criminals, and squatters - he rises above the physical and human squalor with detachment, humor, and dignity
All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy ( Recording )
54 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cole is uprooted from the family ranch after the death of his grandfather and his parents' separation. He begins a journey to the badlands of northern Mexico
Child of God by Cormac McCarthy ( Book )
42 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Falsely accused of rape, Lester Ballard is released from jail, and a trip to the dry-goods store, an errand to the blacksmith, and other incidents are transformed into scenes of the comic and the grotesque
The orchard keeper by Cormac McCarthy ( Book )
40 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,789 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 )
35 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,693 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 ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Grady Cole (Damon) and his best friend Lacey Rawlins (Thomas) leave Texas, head south of the border in search of adventure, and find work as horse wranglers. But when Cole embarks on an illicit and passionate affair with the beautiful daughter (Cruz) of the wealthy ranch owner who is his employer, events are set in motion which forever change the lives of all involved
Cities of the plain by Cormac McCarthy ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Grady and Bill Parham, hired hands on a New Mexico Ranch, go to Juarez, a nearby border town, and meet a young prostitute with whom Grady falls in love. Her freedom from the brothel is settled with a duel
The Sunset Limited : a novel in dramatic form by Cormac McCarthy ( Book )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,084 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
Blood meridian, [or, the evening redness in the West] by Cormac McCarthy ( )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,033 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 counselor ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lawyer makes a risky entrance into the drug trade, and gambles that the consequences won't catch up with him
The border trilogy by Cormac McCarthy ( Book )
33 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 841 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 stonemason : a play in five acts by Cormac McCarthy ( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 781 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
 
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Alternative Names
Mac Carthy, Cormac
Mac Carthy Cormac 1933-....
MacCarthy, Cormac
MacCarthy Cormac 1933-....
Makarti, Kormark 1933-
Makārtijs, Kormaks 1933-
Mc Carthy, Cormac
Mc Carthy Cormac 1933-....
McCarthy, Charles.
McCarthy, Charles J. 1933-
McCarthy, Charles Joseph Junior 1933-
McCarthy, Cormac
מקארתי, קורמאק 1933-
מקרתי, קורמק 1933-
كورماك مكارثي، 1933-
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
Languages
English (1,043)
French (19)
Spanish (16)
Italian (4)
German (3)
Polish (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Chinese (1)
Portuguese (1)
Arabic (1)
Czech (1)
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