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Cormac McCarthy, Philosophy and the Physics of the Damned

O'CONNOR, Patrick (2022) Cormac McCarthy, Philosophy and the Physics of the Damned. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474497268

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This book explores Cormac McCarthy’s literature (novels, plays, screenplays, philosophical essays and unpublished archive material) to uncover a distinct literary philosophy. More specifically, this study elucidates how McCarthy articulates a philosophical perspective which pivots on philosophical themes of mortality, the political, education, nihilism, materialism and language. Tracing these themes from the publication of his earliest novels to his most recent philosophical essays, this book argues that McCarthy offers a unique synthesis of spiritual, ethical and materialist concerns, the understanding of which is essential for coming to terms with his literature.

Item Type: Book / Proceeding
Faculty: School of Digital, Technologies and Arts > English, Creative Writing and Philosophy
Depositing User: Patrick O'CONNOR
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2022 11:26
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 14:03

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