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Cormac McCarthy

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196- Cormac McCarthy’s The Road - Canon or Cannon 2.0

The Yak Babies Book Podcast

The pals all read Cormac McCarthy's literary post-apocalyptic The Road and discuss whether it deserves immortalization in the first entry in our rebooted Canon or Cannon.


5 Aug 2022

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The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Books of Titans Podcast

In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 31 from his 2022 Reading List – The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Show Notes Author: Cormac McCarthy Purchase this book from Landmark Booksellers Blood Meridian Episodes Blood Meridian Blood Meridian Discussion Reading Resources Books of Titans Website The post The Road by Cormac McCarthy appeared first on Books of Titans.

29 Jul 2022

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The Philosophy and Physics of Cormac McCarthy with Patrick O'Connor


Patrick O’Connor is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy in the School of Digital, Technologies and Arts at Staffordshire University. Cormac McCarthy, Philosophy and the Physics of the Damned. Patrick's book: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-cormac-mccarthy-philosophy-and-the-physics-of-the-damned.html --- Become part of the Hermitix community: Hermitix Twitter - https://twitter.com/Hermitixpodcast Support Hermitix: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hermitix Donations: - https://www.paypal.me/hermitixpod Hermitix Merchandise - http://teespring.com/stores/hermitix-2 Bitcoin Donation Address: 3LAGEKBXEuE2pgc4oubExGTWtrKPuXDDLK Ethereum  Donation Address: 0x31e2a4a31B8563B8d238eC086daE9B75a00D9E74

1hr 23mins

8 Jun 2022

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40. On Cormac McCarthy's Aesthetic

About Reality Podcast

Whenever I read Cormac McCarthy I always want to talk about the visionary nature of his work and aesthetic, and my current reading of 'The Crossing' is no different. We jump right into it, and by the end of the episode we come up with one definition of the value of art (that it prompts an individual to ask questions which their day-to-day life does not require them to ask), and we also contemplate the need for a conflict at the heart of an artist's work, and whether these conflicts are in fact real, or simply imagined and supported by the artist's insistence upon them, for the sake of their art. Thank you for tuning in! Please subscribe and rate! It's very much appreciated.


8 Jun 2022

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#4 Cormac McCarthy - All The Pretty Horses

Good Scribes Only

Ready for another cowboy story? Though it has horses and cowboys and a severe desert landscape Cormac McCarthy's 1991 All The Pretty Horses is anything but your tropey Western. Suffice to say, Mr. McCarthy is one of the greatest living writers and has earned his place on the writers' Mount Olympus with a slew of critically acclaimed novels such as No Country For Old Men, Suttree, Blood Meridian, and his most famous (though our least favorite) The Road. By title, today's novel may strike you as a light read, but All the Pretty Horses is at once beautiful, haunting, memorable, and romantic. In this episode we dig into the psychology behind its lead John Grady Cole, his 'pardner' Lacey Rawlins, their unexpected companion Jimmy Blevins and of course, Alejandra. Oh Alejandra. If you appreciate the natural world and are in the market for an author with a unique writing style this novel might just be your finest caviar. We hope you enjoy ✌️

1hr 28mins

27 May 2022

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Ep 54 - The Road (Cormac McCarthy)

Hardcore Literature

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1hr 7mins

2 May 2022

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Cormac McCarthy's 'All the Pretty Horses' at 30


Micah Mattix is joined by guest Dr. Michael Crews, author of Books Are Made Out of Books: A Guide to Cormac McCarthy’s Literary Influences, to discuss Cormac McCarthy's novel, All the Pretty Horses.


3 Feb 2022

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#331 Cormac McCarthy's SWORD OF DOOM (1966)

A Quality Interruption

Wanna listen to two jerks describe how another jerk goes around Japan doing jerk stuff? Of course you do. We talk SWORD OF DOOM (1966). This episode was recorded dealing with the Omicron surge so bear with us. We also talk THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE (2021) and FALLEN ANGELS (1995)  Donate to the cause at Patreon.com/Quality. Follow James on Twitter @kislingtwits and on Instagram @kislingwhatsit or on gildedterror.blogspot.com. You can watch Cruz and show favorite Alexis Simpson on You Tube in "They Live Together." Thanks to our artists Julius Tanag (http://www.juliustanag.com) and Sef Joosten (http://spexdoodles.tumblr.com). The theme music is "Eine Kleine Sheissemusik" by Drew Alexander. Listen to DRACULA: A RADIO PLAY on Apple Podcasts, at dracularadio.podbean.com, and at the Long Beach Playhouse at https://lbplayhouse.org/show/dracula And, as always, please leave us a review on iTunes or whatever podcatcher you listened to us on!


8 Jan 2022

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Moral Chaos and Cormac McCarthy

The Idea Store

You can find "Blood Meridian" here Free association on civilization and it’s frightening alternatives.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/genevieve-sugrue/support


22 Dec 2021

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Cormac McCarthy, The Road, and Carrying the Fire

The Art of Manliness

Once a year, I read The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It's a cathartic annual ritual for me. What is it about this novel that has such an impact on my soul and those of other readers? Who is the man who wrote it, and what was he trying to do with this story of a father and son struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic landscape?For answers to these questions, I decided to talk to a foremost expert on McCarthy's work, as well as the literature of the American West in general. His name is Steven Frye and he's a professor of English, a novelist in his own right, and the author and editor of several books about the reclusive, philosophical author, including Understanding Cormac McCarthy. We begin our conversation with some background on McCarthy and a discussion of his distinctive style and themes, and why he avoids the limelight and prefers to hang out with scientists over fellow artists. We then dive into The Road, and Steve unpacks what inspired it, as well as the authors and books that influenced it. We then dig into the big themes of The Road, and how it can be read as a biblical allegory that wrestles with the existence of God. We delve into the tension which exists between the father and son in the book, and what it means to "carry the fire." We end our conversation with why reading The Road makes you feel both depressed and hopeful at the same time.A spoiler alert here: If you haven't read The Road yet, we do reveal some of the plot points in this discussion. Also, why haven't you read The Road yet?Resources Related to the PodcastOther books by Steven Frye, including his novel Dogwood CrossingMcCarthy's books mentioned in the show:The RoadAll the Pretty HorsesBlood MeridianThe Orchard KeeperNo Country for Old MenThe Sunset LimitedThe film adaptation of The RoadThe Santa Fe InstituteBrothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky"Cat in the Rain" — short story by Ernest Hemingway"Indian Camp" — short story by Ernest HemingwayAoM Podcast #635: The Existentialist's Survival GuideAoM Article: Carry the FireAoM Article: Books So Good I've Read Them 2X (Or More!)Connect With Steven FryeSteve's website


1 Dec 2021