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Shorties (A Cormac McCarthy Primer, Laura Jane Grace on Against Me's New Wave Album, and more)

The Oyster Review shared a primer to the works of author Cormac McCarthy. SPIN interviewed Laura Jane Grace about Against Me's 2007 album New Wave. Robert Pinsky read Elizabeth Bishop at the New Yorker poetry podcast. Stereogum interviewed Bethany Cosentino...

A Few Books That Made Me Say "Wow!"

"Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" by Alexandra Fuller "Fortunes of War" by Olivia Manning "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy "Restoration" by Rose Tremain "Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter" by Mario Vargas...Show More Summary

The Strange Case of Cormac McCarthy, Screenwriter

We rarely appraise our most revered literary writers on the basis of their screenwriting. The bald truth is that most great writers never wrote original screenplays, and when they did, they were seldom produced. (Even the crop of famous literary men who dabbled in Hollywood — Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Nabokov, Dos Passos — … Read More

‘Kingdom Of Ice’, Cormac McCarthy, Dads And Daughters: Chris Silbermann’s Hot Reads

Each week, Deadline's Hot Reads presents what Hollywood's power players are reading and what they think is special about each book. A voracious reader, Chris Silbermann, founding partner of ICM Partners, has a pile of books on his desk...Show More Summary

Newswire: James Franco’s Tommy Wiseau movie hires Fault In Our Stars writers

James Franco has directed his share of bizarre, art-damaged vanity projects: a pseudo-documentary about a reimagining of the deleted scenes from Cruising; a hicksploitation take on an early Cormac McCarthy novel; a split-screen, video-installation-like adaptation of As I Lay Dying. Show More Summary

Petty, obsessive, egotistical, self-loathing: Margo Howard, William Giraldi and why authors need to stay off the Internet

A rash of wacky essays complaining about reviewers and Cormac McCarthy comparisons is a sign of a deeper problem

10 Questions with Urban Waite

6 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

LitReactor goes 10 rounds with novelist Urban Waite. Interview by Keith Rawson Image by Sean Hunter What if upon the publication of your first novel, you were compared to Cormac McCarthy? I know, a lot of novelists are compared to the...Show More Summary

Writer William Giraldi Wishes Everyone Would Please Stop Likening Him to a Literary Genius

The comedy event of the fall season has arrived courtesy of novelist William Giraldi, whose cri de coeur “Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons” currently sits on the homepage of the Daily Beast. Yes,Show More Summary

How Do You Carry the Fire?

6 months agoArts / Writing : Writerly Life

Today’s post title comes from Cormac McCarthy. In his incendiary novel The Road, his main character, an unnamed boy, keeps reminding his father that they’re “carrying the fire.” It’s an unexplained refrain with unmistakable spiritual overtones; the idea that they are keeping something of humanity alight within them. This is an old connection that many […]

Bookshots: 'Sometimes the Wolf' by Urban Waite

6 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Comparisons to Cormac McCarthy are justified. Now there's a sentence I never thought I'd type. Review by Cath Murphy Title Sometimes the Wolf Who wrote it? Urban Waite, Seattle resident with two previous novels under his belt: The Carrion Birds and The Terror of Living. Show More Summary

Candid Cormac McCarthy correspondence may bring $50,000+ at Heritage Auctions

7 months agoArts : Artdaily

A remarkable and frank correspondence archive between Cormac McCarthy and John Fergus Ryan ? touching on everything from their fellow authors to the state of the publishing industry ? is expected to sell for $50,000 in Heritage Auctions' Oct. Show More Summary

Talking to Earth About the Occult and Playing in a Doom Band When You're Happy

Dylan Carlson has been the only constant member of the band Earth since 1989, blending influences ranging from English folklore to Ennio Morricone to Cormac McCarthy into a style of doom music that is completely his own. Earth has released...Show More Summary

Will Ferrell, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart say goodbye to Derek Jeter

"Uh, thanks?" -- Derek Jeter, probably. The biggest takeaway from this video is that Will Ferrell now looks like if Beck were the main character of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Also, if you've never noticed Will Ferrell's bottom teeth before: you're welcome and I'm sorry.

“It was a great place to write: No Internet, piss in the snowbank, keep your coffee going on the stove”

Author Brian Hart on Cormac McCarthy comparisons, writing in the Idaho wilds, and the gift of an unhappy childhood

Why Movie Reviewers Are Missing the Point of ‘Child of God,’ and Probably Life Itself

Child of God is Cormac McCarthy’s third and oft overlooked 1973 novel ostensibly about a necrophiliac serial killer who lurks and creeps the narrow hollers of deep-backwoods Tennessee. As of last Friday, it is also a 104-minute feature...Show More Summary

James Franco Finally Explains Why He Works So Damn Hard

8 months agoEntertainment : BuzzSugar

James Franco is back in the director's chair with his new film, Child of God. Along with his leading man Scott Haze, James recently spoke about the dark adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy story at a recent press day in New York City. Plus, James answers the question we've all be dying to have answered for years: does he ever get a day off?

August Debut Spotlight: "Painted Horses" by Malcolm Brooks

It’s tempting to dismiss Malcolm Brooks’s debut as the latest in a series of American epics treading on Cormac McCarthy territory: The Son, Fourth of July Creek, and The Kept come to mind as recent novels dealing with the darker...

Interview: James Franco on Cormac McCarthy, nasty reviews, and tackling necrophilia

James Franco is a man with total faith in his creative muse, and that muse has led him down some strange paths, from soap opera to leather bars to backwoods necrophilia. It’s sometimes hard to tell if Franco isn’t secretly smirking about some of his seemingly random pursuits, as if his prolific output might be most indebted to Andy Kaufman. Show More Summary

Naked Paintballing With James Franco

8 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Scott Haze lived in caves for three months to prepare for his role as Cormac McCarthy’s most twisted character. He also got a little weird with his director, James Franco.

A Few Impressions: The Power of the Past in Cormac McCarthy's 'Wake for Susan'

Photo via Wikimedia user Ammodramus My adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s third novel, Child of God, is in theaters today, so I wrote about McCarthy's first published short story, “Wake for Susan,” to show that he has had a fascinationShow More Summary

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