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By Russell M. Hillier

This e-book argues that McCarthy’s works exhibit a profound ethical imaginative and prescient, and use intertextuality, ethical philosophy, and questions of style to enhance that imaginative and prescient. It focuses upon the ways that McCarthy’s fiction is in ceaseless dialog with literary and philosophical culture, studying McCarthy’s funding in influential thinkers from Marcus Aurelius to Hannah Arendt, and poets, playwrights, and novelists from Dante and Shakespeare to Fyodor Dostoevsky and Antonio Machado. The e-book indicates how McCarthy’s fiction grapples with abiding ethical and metaphysical matters: the character and challenge of evil; the assumption of God or the transcendent; the credibility of heroism within the smooth age; the query of ethical selection and motion; the potential of religion, wish, love, and goodness; the that means and boundaries of civilization; and the definition of what it really is to be human. This examine will allure alike to readers, academics, and students of Cormac McCarthy.  

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