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Lowestoft, Suffolk, 1665

S. J. Connolly

in Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199543472
eISBN:
9780191716553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543472.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter provides a description of the death of Cormac McCarthy, Viscount Muskerry, at the naval battle off Lowestock in 1665 and introduces the book's central themes: the radical changes in ... More


Ritual, Play, and Neoliberal Rugged Consumerism

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents two historical perspectives on the neoliberal restructuring of rugged consumerism in the 1980s. The chapter begins with a discussion of the popular 1980s television show ... More


Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Jean W. Cash

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739800
eISBN:
9781604739862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Larry Brown was unique among writers who started their careers in the late twentieth century. Unlike most of them—his friends Clyde Edgerton, Jill McCorkle, Rick Bass, Kaye Gibbons, among others—he ... More


Evolution and Theodicy in Blood Meridian

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reviews Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Its opening pages introduce the character of Judge Holden at an evangelical tent revival meeting held in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1849. The ... More


Genealogy, History, and the Work Of Fiction

Jason K. Winfree

in Styles of Piety: Practicing Philosophy after the Death of God

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225002
eISBN:
9780823237081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225002.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Modern philosophy is increasingly concerned with the so-called genealogy of philosophical thought. This phenomenon begs the question of the genealogy of philosophy's ... More


Aggressive Fictions: Reading the Contemporary American Novel

Kathryn Hume

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450013
eISBN:
9780801462870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450013.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

A frequent complaint against contemporary American fiction is that too often it puts off readers in ways they find difficult to fathom. Books such as Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, Katherine ... More


On This Road: The Improbable Future

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses works that deal with the end of civilization. These include Paul Auster'noir novel Oracle Night, Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, Jonathan Safran ... More


American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

William Blazek and Michael K. Glenday (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312540
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In its more than three decades of existence, the discipline of American studies has been reliably unreliable, its boundaries and assumptions forever shifting as it continuously repositions itself to ... More


“No Other Tale to Tell”: Trauma and Acts of Forgetting in The Road

Amanda Wicks

in Critical Trauma Studies: "Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479896561
eISBN:
9781479828425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896561.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter offers an interpretation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road through the lens of critical trauma studies. Significant research exists on post-apocalyptic literature and film, but relatively ... More


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