All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2010-12-10
ISBN: 0330474677
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Pretty Horses Book Excerpt:

John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilized; a place where dreams are paid for in blood. The first volume in McCarthy's legendary Border Trilogy, All The Pretty Horses is an acknowledged masterpiece and a grand love story: a novel about childhood passing, along with innocence and a vanished American age. Steeped in the wisdom that comes only from loss, it is a magnificent parable of responsibility, revenge and survival. This edition is part of the Picador Collection, a new list of the best in contemporary literature published in Picador's 50th Anniversary year. McCarthy's eagerly anticipated new novels, The Passenger and Stella Maris, will be published by Picador in October 2022.

All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN: 0307481301
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Pretty Horses Book Excerpt:

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The first volume in the Border Trilogy, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

Cormac McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses

Cormac McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses
Author: Stephen Tatum
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2002-01-11
ISBN: 9780826452467
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cormac McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses Book Excerpt:

This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from ‘The Remains of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.

CliffsNotes on McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses

CliffsNotes on McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses
Author: Jeanne Inness
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN: 0544179447
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes on McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses Book Excerpt:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. Run away with John and Lacey in CliffsNotes on All the Pretty Horses. McCarthy’s adventure novel brings you along on a journey through Texas and into Mexico. Explore the loss of innocence, mankind’s relationship to nature, and more. With help from this study guide, you won’t be confused by the Spanish terminology or unnamed characters. Clear explanations and summaries will keep you on track with the plot from beginning to end. Other features that help you study include A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Information on the life and background of Cormac McCarthy Critical essays In-depth character analyses Glossary of unfamiliar terms Review questions and suggested writing topics Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Quicklet on All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

Quicklet on All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
Author: Jenny Monroe
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN: 1614642095
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy Book Excerpt:

About Cormac McCarthy Cormac McCarthy was born Charles McCarthy on July 20, 1933. He is an American novelist and playwright, known for his books, which span the Southern Gothic, Western, and modernist genres. He has written a total of ten novels, and was awarded the Pulitzer prize for his 2006 novel, The Road. He also received a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award for All the Pretty Horses. All the Pretty Horses andThe Road were both made into major motion picture films, as was his 2005 novel, No Country for Old Men, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Cormac McCarthy has often been compared by modern reviewers to William Faulkner, and was named by literary critic Harold Bloom as one of the four major American novelists of his time. About All the Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses, published in 1992, is his sixth novel and the first part of the Border Trilogy, which also includes The Crossing and Cities of the Plain. The book is a western genre coming-of-age story set in West Texas and Mexico during the late 1940's. Its romanticism and "sacred violence" brought the writer much public attention. The novel was a bestseller and was made into a movie in 2000. All the Pretty Horses became a New York Times Bestseller, selling 190,000 copies in hardcover within the first six months of publication.

A Study Guide for Cormac McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses

A Study Guide for Cormac McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 1410319873
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Cormac McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Cormac McCarthy's "All the Pretty Horses," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy
Author: Sara Spurgeon
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2011-08-04
ISBN: 0826438202
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cormac McCarthy Book Excerpt:

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All the Pretty Horses Collection Edition

All the Pretty Horses  Collection Edition
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2022-08
ISBN: 9781035003754
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Pretty Horses Collection Edition Book Excerpt:

All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Random House of Canada
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780679744399
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Pretty Horses Book Excerpt:

Cut off from the life of ranching he has come to love by his grandfather's death, John Grady Cole flees to Mexico, where he and his two companions embark on a rugged and cruelly idyllic adventure

The Development of John Grady Cole in Corman McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses

The Development of John Grady Cole in Corman McCarthy   s  All the Pretty Horses
Author: Lydia Gaukler
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2007-04-09
ISBN: 3638811506
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Development of John Grady Cole in Corman McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Mannheim, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Cormac McCarthy is one of the most famous contemporary writers in America and is celebrated as one of the major American novelists of his time. However, this has not always been the case. Despite his earlier writings, it was for McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses that he finally became famous for. With the publication of this sixth novel, for which he won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award , he gained widespread recognition as an American writer. All the Pretty Horses was first published in 1992 and is the first part of his Border Trilogy. As Morrison notes most of McCarthy’s novels [...] involve both metaphorical and literal journeys which bring their voyagers inevitably into a series of conflicts and confrontations with themselves as well as with the various communities intersected be their wanderings. And, in most of these novels, the central characters’ journeys, however random in time and place they may be, are apparently rooted in dysfunctinal families and troubled filial relationships. This also applies to All The Pretty Horses. In this novel, Cormac McCarthy concerns himself with the development of his main protagonist, the 16-year-old John Grady Cole: At the beginning of the novel, McCarthy portrays John Grady as a boy in search for adventure, freedom and a home. During his journey to Mexico however, he soon has to grow up. He has to witness the execution of his compagnion; he is put in jail even though he is innocent; he has to fight with other convicts, and at last he is attacked by a hired killer. He thus has to learn that the world is a dangerous and violent place and that the world portrayed in All The Pretty Horses has nothing to do with an idyllic wild country as the novel’s title might suggest. In the end, John Grady has hardened. He has killed a man, he has lost his innocence and he returns as a man and as a hero. In the following, I will first outline the plot of the novel. Then I shall want to concentrate on the development of its main character. Last, I like to discuss whether All the Pretty Horses may be read as a Bildungsroman. I will come to the conclusion that McCarthy’s novel is partly a Bildungsroman and partly a Western for several reasons which I shall point out in due course.

The Border Trilogy

The Border Trilogy
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2018-07-12
ISBN: 1509852034
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Border Trilogy Book Excerpt:

With an introduction by novelist Rachel Kushner In the vanishing world of the Old West, two cowboys begin an epic adventure, and their own coming-of-age stories. In All the Pretty Horses, John Grady Cole’s search for a future takes him across the Mexican border to a job as a ranch hand and an ill-fated romance. The Crossing is the story of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham, who sets off on a perilous journey across the mountains of Mexico, accompanied only by a lone wolf. Eventually the two come together in Cities of the Plain, in a stunning tale of loyalty and love. A true classic of American literature, The Border Trilogy is Cormac McCarthy’s award-winning requiem for the American frontier. Beautiful and brutal, filled equally with sorrow and humour, it is a powerful story of two friends growing up in a world where blood and violence are conditions of life.

Exploding the Western

Exploding the Western
Author: Sara L. Spurgeon
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2005-03-01
ISBN: 9781585444229
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploding the Western Book Excerpt:

The frontier and Western expansionism are so quintessentially a part of American history that the literature of the West and Southwest is in some senses the least regional and the most national literature of all. The frontier—the place where cultures meet and rewrite themselves upon each other’s texts—continues to energize writers whose fiction evokes, destroys, and rebuilds the myth in ways that attract popular audiences and critics alike. Sara L. Spurgeon focuses on three writers whose works not only exemplify the kind of engagement with the theme of the frontier that modern authors make, but also show the range of cultural voices that are present in Southwestern literature: Cormac McCarthy, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Ana Castillo. Her central purposes are to consider how the differing versions of the Western “mythic” tales are being recast in a globalized world and to examine the ways in which they challenge and accommodate increasingly fluid and even dangerous racial, cultural, and international borders. In Spurgeon’s analysis, the spaces in which the works of these three writers collide offer some sharply differentiated visions but also create new and unsuspected forms, providing the most startling insights. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes tragic, the new myths are the expressions of the larger culture from which they spring, both a projection onto a troubled and troubling past and an insistent, prophetic vision of a shared future.

The Pastoral Vision of Cormac McCarthy

The Pastoral Vision of Cormac McCarthy
Author: Georg Guillemin
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2004-06-17
ISBN: 9781585443413
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pastoral Vision of Cormac McCarthy Book Excerpt:

Georg Guillemin’s visionary approach to the work of Western novelist Cormac McCarthy combines an overall survey of McCarthy’s eight novels in print with a comprehensive analysis of the author’s evolving ecopastoralism. Using in-depth textual interpretations, Guillemin argues that even McCarthy’s early work is characterized less by traditional nostalgia for a lost pastoral order than by a radically egalitarian land ethic that prefigures today’s ecopastoral tendencies in Western American writing. The study shows that more than any of the other landscapes evoked by McCarthy, the Southwestern desert becomes the stage for his dramatizations of a wild sense of the pastoral. McCarthy’s fourth novel, Suttree, which is the only one set inside an urban environment, is used in the introductory chapter to discuss the relevant compositional aspects of his fiction and the methodology of the chapters to come. The main part of the study devotes chapters to McCarthy’s Southern novels, his keystone work Blood Meridian, and the Western novels known as the Border Trilogy. The concluding chapter discusses the broader context of American pastoralism and suggests that McCarthy’s ecopastoralism is animistic rather than environmentalist in character. Guillemin shows that the very popular Border Trilogy takes McCarthy’s ecopastoralism to its culmination, although this is often overlooked precisely because of the simplicity of the plots—picaresque quests. As the trilogy arranges its plots as a search for a life of pastoral harmony (All the Pretty Horses), envisions a nomadic version of pastoral (The Crossing), and experiences the foreclosure of the pastoral vision anywhere (Cities of the Plain), the trilogy as a whole tacitly acknowledges the obsolescence of utopian pastoralism. Increasingly, man ceases to be the dominant focus of narration, so that the shift from an egocentric to an ecocentric sense of self marks both the heroes and narrators of McCarthy’s novels.

The Pretty Horses

The Pretty Horses
Author: Laurie Davidson
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN: 1426994125
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pretty Horses Book Excerpt:

Morven is desperately afraid of two things: the mad old man who wanders the neighbourhood and Social Services who has the power to tear his family apart. When he realizes that the old man is merely a pitiful victim of teenaged bullies, he does his best to help him in practical ways while continuing his struggle to keep his family together, despite the fact that Morven is only eight and his mother is abusive. Neither Morven nor the old man see the world as it is. But eventually, the struggle is too much for Morven. He is forced to face reality. Almost. The pretty horses remain a symbol of hope.

All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
Author: Susan Jeffers
Publsiher: Scholastic
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1985-03
ISBN: 9780590417099
Category: Dreams
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Pretty Horses Book Excerpt:

A little girl dreams of horses.

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy
Author: Erik Hage
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2010-03-16
ISBN: 0786455594
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cormac McCarthy Book Excerpt:

Cormac McCarthy, the author of such works as Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road, is one of America’s greatest living writers—an uncompromising examiner of the depths of human depravity, the nature of evil, and the bonds that endure. This companion is intended for both the scholar and lay reader seeking a comprehensive understanding of McCarthy’s body of work. Alphabetically ordered entries offer analysis of novels, characters, motifs, allusions, plays, and themes, as well as commentary on events, people and places related to McCarthy scholarship. Most entries include a selected bibliography for further reading. A biographical introduction provides information on the life of this reclusive author, and discussion topics are provided as an aid for instructors.

Myth Legend Dust

Myth  Legend  Dust
Author: Rick Wallach
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780719059483
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myth Legend Dust Book Excerpt:

For almost three decades, Cormac McCarthy solidified his reputation as an American “writer's writer” with remarkable novelssuch as his Appalachian Tales, The Orchard Keeper, Outer Dark, Child of God, Suttree, and his terrifying Western masterpiece, Blood Meridian. Then, with the publication of All the Pretty Horses, the first work of his celebrated Border Trilogy in 1992, McCarthy's popularity exploded on to a world stage. As his reputation burgeoned with the publications of The Crossing and Cities of the Plain, the critical response to McCarthy has grown apace.

Novelists and Novels

Novelists and Novels
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 609
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0791093735
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novelists and Novels Book Excerpt:

Read what Bloom had to say on the world's great novelists including Miguel de Cervantes, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemmingway and more.

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy
Author: Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN: 1438119283
Category: Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cormac McCarthy Book Excerpt:

Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of Cormac McCarthy.

All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780330325318
Category: Mexican-American Border Region
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Pretty Horses Book Excerpt:

John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilised; a place where dreams are paid for in blood.