Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian

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Blood Meridian is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended Americaa€™s westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texasa€“Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving. a€˜Cormac McCarthya€™s violent lyric masterpiece, Blood Meridian acquires an amoral, apocalyptic dimension through the Miltonic grandeur of the language . . . It is a barbarously poetic odyssey through a hell without purposea€™ Irish Times a€˜McCarthya€™s achievement is to establish a new mythology which is as potent and vivid as that of the movies, yet one which has absolutely the opposite effect . . . He is a great writera€™ Independent a€˜A bloody and starkly beautiful talea€™ Stephen Amidon, Sunday TimesFrom the rear of the wagon two children peered out. ... It was cold in the night and he lay with his knees drawn up under a piece of hide that smelled of mold and urine and he slept and woke all night and all night dogs barked and in the dawnanbsp;...

Title:Blood Meridian
Author:Cormac McCarthy
Publisher:Pan Macmillan - 2010-12-10


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