Lit Hub: Remembering Cormac McCarthy 1933-2023

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Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning genius behind such indelible American novels as SuttreeBlood Meridian, and The Road, along with his most accessible work, The Border Trilogy, has died in Santa Fe at age 89.

Too often touted as a successor to the gothic modernism of William Faulkner, McCarthy plotted his own unique linguistic routes through the American south, from the littoral miasmas of the Tennessee River to the high shimmering dread of the western salt plains. His fictions seethed with ornate brutality, shifting in register from the biblical to the profane and back again as he superimposed American mythologies over the lowliest of American characters.

For more on McCarthy’s life, work, and legacy, read on.

Remembering Cormac McCarthy