With the recent passing of Cormac McCarthy, we’ve been reading and revisiting some of the great things out on the internet about him and his many contributions to reading and writing. So, here’s a short roundup of treasures new and old (by Internet standards) we have enjoyed.
Reviewed Work: Cormac McCarthy’s Literary Evolution: Editors, Agents, and the Crafting of a Prolific American Author” by Daniel Robert King Review by: Herb Thompson from the journal Western American Literature Vol. 53, No. 1, SPECIAL ISSUE: On the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Western Literature Association (SPRING 2018), pp. 127-129. A scholarly but readable summary of McCarthy’s career.
From The New York Times
A Guide to Cormac McCarthy’s Books June 13, 2023
Critic A.O. Scott’s Cormac McCarthy, Riding Into a Bloodred Sunset June 14, 2023
Critic Dwight Garner’s Cormac McCarthy Loves a Good Diner, Dec. 19, 2022
One of the best bits we read after McCarthy’s passing which we had somehow missed before:
From the New York Times ArtBeat blog: Cormac McCarthy, Quantum Copy Editor by Jennifer Schuessler
One from the Man you may have missed:
In April 2017, McCarthy published his only piece of nonfiction in the magazine Nautilus. The piece is titled The Kekulé Problem: Where did language come from? and it reveals a side of the writer you probably never imagined.
In June 2013, The New Yorker published an fragment of the McCarthy’s screenplay “The Counselor” in advance of the release of the Ridley Scott film.