TITLE

The Frontier Ethic behind Cormac McCarthy's Southern Fiction

AUTHOR(S)
OWENS-MURPHY, KATIE
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Arizona Quarterly;Summer2011, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p155
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article presents literary criticism of the so-called southern fiction of author Cormac McCarthy, including the books "The Orchard Keeper," "Outer Dark," and "Child of God". It is suggested that despite their disparate tones, these works all celebrate the frontier values of freedom, individualism, and self-sufficiency which are similar to those featured in his more popular works. Other topics include the western genre of literature and the critical reception of McCarthy's works.
ACCESSION #
63017958

 

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