Blog Post #20: Replies to Cormac McCarthy Questions

April 29, 2009

1. Authors such as James Joyce, William Faulkner, Mark Twain, and James McMurtry are cited as influencing McCarthy’s writing style.

2. McCarthy treats humans as more of lost souls going on a journey and in this process even evil or misdeed can be committed by them while on the other hand, land and horses are described with serenity and subtle perfection that by just looking at them, readers feel sense of awe.

3. He uses long tumbling sentences that elevates his descriptions as well as conversations between characters.

4. Elizabethean dialogue as well as other dictions and phrases that were used in history of English.

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