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'I have rarely encountered anything as powerful, as unsettling, or as memorable as Blood Meridian . . . A nightmare odyssey' Evening Standard
Genudgivelse i paperback.En ung dreng stikker af hjemmefra og slutter sig til John Joel Glantons bande, der i midten af 1800-tallet jager krigsførende apacheindianere på grænsen mellem Texas og Mexico. Snart myrder de også fredelige indianere, mexicanske soldater, uskyldige civile og alle andre, der kommer i vejen. Hurtigt bliver drengen suget ind i en mareridtsagtig verden, hvor vold dominerer, og markedet for indianerskalpe blomstrer.I baggrunden truer den dæmoniske dommer Holden. Han har et barns uskyldige ansigt, ikke et hår på kroppen, en utæmmet tilbøjelighed til vold og en endeløs viden om den verden, han rider hærgende igennem.BLODETS MERIDIAN, Cormac McCarthys hovedværk, baserer sig på virkelige begivenheder under Amerikas ekspansion mod vest.
NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEThe searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive.A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged foodand each other.The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "e;each the other's world entire,"e; are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.ANew York TimesNotable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Adapted by the Coen Brothers into an Academy Award winning film, No Country For Old Men is a dark and suspenseful novel from Cormac McCarthy, author of The Road.Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice - leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participant seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?
"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable."Cormac McCarthy''s masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers."
Suttree is a compelling, semi-autobiographical novel by Cormac McCarthy, which has as its protagonist Cornelius Suttree, living alone and in exile in a disintegrating houseboat on the wrong side of the Tennessee River close by Knoxville. He stays at the edge of an outcast community inhabited by eccentrics, criminals and the poverty-stricken. Rising above the physical and human squalor around him, his detachment and wry humour enable him to survive dereliction and destitution with dignity.
'A uniquely brilliant book . . . told in language as subtly beautiful as its desert setting. One of the most important pieces of American writing of our time' Stephen Amidon, Sunday Times John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilized; a place where dreams are paid for in blood. All the Pretty Horses is an acknowledged masterpiece from Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy, and a grand love story: a novel about childhood passing, along with innocence and a vanished American age. Steeped in the wisdom that comes only from loss, it is a magnificent parable of responsibility, revenge and survival.
Set along the familiar bloody frontier of the Border Trilogy, No Country For Old Men portrays a time when drug agents and hit men rule the land. Vivid, thrilling and visceral.
With an introduction by novelist Rachel KushnerIn the vanishing world of the Old West, two cowboys begin an epic adventure, and their own coming-of-age stories. In All the Pretty Horses, John Grady Cole's search for a future takes him across the Mexican border to a job as a ranch hand and an ill-fated romance. The Crossing is the story of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham, who sets off on a perilous journey across the mountains of Mexico, accompanied only by a lone wolf. Eventually the two come together in Cities of the Plain, in a stunning tale of loyalty and love.A true classic of American literature, The Border Trilogy is Cormac McCarthy's award-winning requiem for the American frontier. Beautiful and brutal, filled equally with sorrow and humour, it is a powerful story of two friends growing up in a world where blood and violence are conditions of life.
The Crossing forms second part of Cormac McCarthy's critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, that began with All the Pretty Horses and concludes with The Cities of the Plain. Set on the south-western ranches in the years before the Second World War, Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing follows the fortunes of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham and his younger brother Boyd. Fascinated by an elusive wolf that has been marauding his family's property, Billy captures the animal - but rather than kill it, sets out impulsively for the mountains of Mexico to return it to where it came from. When Billy comes back to his own home he finds himself and his world irrevocably changed. His loss of innocence has come at a price, and once again the border beckons with its desolate beauty and cruel promise.
This handsome edition of McCarthy's completed Border Trilogy in one volume gives the reader one of the most important works of American fiction of the last decades. This new volume containing all three of the novels, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain, is a welcome addition to the canon of McCarthy's works in print.
Cormac McCarthy er 16 år efter Pulitzer-vinderen Vejen tilbage med de to nye romaner, Passageren og Stella Maris: To mørke, betagende romaner om synd, vanvid, moral og videnskab. Begge bøger udkommer på dansk 4. maj 2023. Mississippi, 1980. Bjærgningsdykkeren Bobby Western lyner sin våddragt for at dykke ned i mørket. Her finder han et fly med ni kroppe, der stadig er spændt fast til deres sæder. Flyets sorte boks og en tiende passager mangler, men hvordan kan det lade sig gøre, når flyet er fuldstændig intakt? Bobby hvirvles ind i et mysterie, der snart bliver livsfarligt for ham, og som fører ham gennem USA's syd, fra New Orleans til Floridas kyst, alt imens han må kæmpe med sin fortids spøgelser. Passageren er en roman om at være hjemsøgt af tab, om at være forfulgt i både det ydre og det indre, om at bære rundt på en mørk familiehistorie og en tragisk kærlighedshistorie.
16 år efter Pulitzer-vinderen Vejen er en af USA’s største nulevende forfattere, Cormac McCarthy, tilbage med Passageren og Stella Maris: To mørke, betagende romaner om synd, vanvid, moral og videnskab. Begge bøger udkommer på dansk 4. maj 2023. Wisconsin, 1972: Alicia Western indlægger sig selv på hospitalet. Tyve år gammel og uden anden bagage end en pose fyldt med hundreddollarsedler. Alicia er et matematisk geni og læser sin ph.d. på University of Chicago, men bliver diagnosticeret med paranoid skizofreni. Hun ønsker ikke at tale om sin bror, Bobby Western, men mindes sin barndom og sørger over den bror, som ikke helt er død, men heller ikke helt er hendes.Stella Maris er et intimt portræt af sorg og længsel, af en ung kvinde på en psykiatrisk afdeling, der forsøger at forstå sin egen eksistens. Romanen er oversat af Nanna Lund.
Informationen zum Titel:Ein Vater zieht mit seinem Sohn durch eine verbrannte Landschaft - mit wenig mehr als ihren Kleidern auf dem Leib, der nötigsten Habe und einem Revolver mit noch zwei Schuss Munition. Eine düstere Parabel auf die Abgründe des Menschen in einer apokalyptischen Welt, in der die Liebe eines Vaters zu seinem Sohn das einzig Gute ist.Abiturthemen: The Individual in Society; Science and Technology; Utopia and Dystopia und Literary Visions of the FutureInformationen zur Reihenausgabe:Lesen macht Spaß - umso mehr mit Lektüren, die Ihre Schüler/-innen auch allein zu Hause bewältigen können. Mit diesem Literaturangebot ist das problemlos möglich.Die ungekürzten Originaltexte eignen sich für die Jahrgangsstufen 10 bis 13 und enthalten Annotationen zu schwierigen Wörtern. Zu jedem Band gibt es eine Handreichung bzw. ein englischsprachiges Teacher's Manual mit Kopiervorlagen, Klausurvorschlägen und zum Teil Audio-CDs.Interpretationshilfen als Zusatzangebot für Schüler/-innenZu einigen Lektüren der Cornelsen Senior English Library gibt es ergänzende Interpretationshilfen mitwichtigen Informationen zum Werk,Kurzbiographien der Autorinnen und Autoren,Wortschatzhilfen und Auflistungen zentraler Zitate sowieeiner Musterklausur.
The best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road returns with the second of a two-volume masterpiece: Stella Maris is an intimate portrait of grief and longing, as a young woman in a psychiatric facility seeks to understand her own existence.1972, BLACK RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN: Alicia Western, twenty years old, with forty thousand dollars in a plastic bag, admits herself to the hospital. A doctoral candidate in mathematics at the University of Chicago, Alicia has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and she does not want to talk about her brother, Bobby. Instead, she contemplates the nature of madness, the human insistence on one common experience of the world; she recalls a childhood where, by the age of seven, her own grandmother feared for her; she surveys the intersection of physics and philosophy; and she introduces her cohorts, her chimeras, the hallucinations that only she can see. All the while, she grieves for Bobby, not quite dead, not quite hers. Told entirely through the transcripts of Alicia's psychiatric sessions, Stella Maris is a searching, rigorous, intellectually challenging coda to The Passenger, a philosophical inquiry that questions our notions of God, truth, and existence.
One of America's greatest living writers, now eighty-eight, returns with a pair of books a decade in the making, presented here in a lavish, limited edition slipcase.
The best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road returns with the first of a two-volume masterpiece: The Passenger is the story of a salvage diver, haunted by loss, afraid of the watery deep, pursued for a conspiracy beyond his understanding, and longing for a death he cannot reconcile with God. Look for Stella Maris, the second volume in The Passenger series, on sale December 6th, 2022 1980, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI: It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips the jacket of his wet suit and plunges from the Coast Guard tender into darkness. His dive light illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair floating, eyes devoid of speculation. Missing from the crash site are the pilot's flight bag, the plane's black box, and the tenth passenger. But how? A collateral witness to machinations that can only bring him harm, Western is shadowed in body and spirit-by men with badges; by the ghost of his father, inventor of the bomb that melted glass and flesh in Hiroshima; and by his sister, the love and ruin of his soul. Traversing the American South, from the garrulous barrooms of New Orleans to an abandoned oil rig off the Florida coast, The Passenger is a breathtaking novel of morality and science, the legacy of sin, and the madness that is human consciousness.
The masterful coda to The Passenger from the Pulitzer Prize¿winning author of The Road.