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Kurt Vile: Step by Step to the Top of the World

The singer-songwriter talks banjos, Joshua Tree, and Cormac McCarthy.

Did Scarlett Thomas Miss Her Chance?

The media loves publishing’s Cinderella stories, whether it’s single mom J.K. Rowling scribbling her way to fame and fortune in an Edinburgh coffee shop, or a literary novelist like Cormac McCarthy whose decades of hard work and modest acclaim suddenly blossom into a series of best-sellers. Show More Summary

REVIEW: Mad Max: Fury Road

Before post-apocalyptic fiction became in vogue, there was always a work or two that captured the imagination. From Cormac McCarthy’s The Road to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaiden’s Tale there have been stories to challenge society. But few packed the visceral punch of the visuals Australian director George Miller brought to his bleak world in 1979’s […]

Cormac McCarthy Did Not Join Twitter, But He Is Writing a Science Novel

Fifty years after the publication of The Orchard Keeper, his first novel, Cormac McCarthy appears to be nearing the release of his 11th, the long-rumored The Passenger. Earlier this month, McCarthy debuted sections of the unpublished novel at a live reading in Santa Fe, New Mexico. …Read More

New Cormac McCarthy Book, ‘The Passenger,’ Unveiled

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

After incubating for some 30 years, Cormac McCarthy’s next novel just made a dramatic first entrance onto the public stage. Passages from the much-anticipated book, called The Passenger, were read as part of a multimedia event staged by the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Show More Summary

A Tiny Peek At Cormac McCarthy's New Novel

4 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Cormac McCarthy's gives the world a peek at his newest novel. News by Peter Derk During a program called Drawing, Reading and Counting (Beauty and Madness in Art & Science) in Santa Fe last weekend, short passages from Cormac McCarthy's...Show More Summary

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Cormac McCarthy Walk Into a Bar

Well, not a bar -- a book group. (Though this book group has convened in bars.) My book group is unsure of what to read next. Perhaps we'll read Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. There is debate about this, but since I'll be hosting, the final decision falls to me. Show More Summary

Ad of the Day: This Bug Spray Made Glorious Blood Portraits From Squashed Mosquitos

Cormac McCarthy gave us Blood Meridian. Jay Reatard gave us Blood Visions. And now BBDO Russia has given us the equally badass "Blood Portraits" to promote mosquito repellent Glorix. The name, as it turns out, is literal. It refers to a sponsored exhibition of micro-portraits painted with blood spatters from actual smushed mosquitoes. Show More Summary

Spectator competition: ‘I have my own gun and a mind sufficient cold to master the arcane philosophies of your payment protection insurance’: Cormac McCarthy applies for a telesales job (plus: write a saucy short story)

Inspiration for the latest comp came from a young Hunter S. Thompson’s characteristically unorthodox pitch for a position at the Vancouver Sun. An unflattering portrait of his relationship with a… Continue reading The post SpectatorShow More Summary

Black River: the bleakest and most depressing graphic novel I've ever read

7 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

After reading Josh Simmons' Black River I had to read Cormac McCarthy's The Road and watch Requiem for a Dream to cheer myself up. Read the rest

Real Life Movie Locations: No Country for Old Men

7 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The dark and gripping 2007 Coen brothers movie No Country for Old Men was an adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel with the same title. The blogger behind Then & Now Movie Locations visited the places where it was shot, including locations in Albuquerque and Las Vegas, New Mexico. Show More Summary

"The Motel Life"

“They set along the blacktop in the gun-metal light, shuffling through the ash, each the other's world entire.” —“The Road” by Cormac McCarthy Watching the two brothers in “The Motel Life”, I was reminded of the close relationship between the father and son characters in Cormac McCarthy’s novel “The Road”. Show More Summary

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

last yearArts / 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

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