This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Cormac McCarthy’s first novel, The Orchard Keeper. For decades he published strange,
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Cormac McCarthy’s first novel, The Orchard Keeper. For decades he published strange, haunting, demented masterpieces to popular indifference while his genius quietly influenced generations of better known authors and filmmakers. But since All the Pretty Horses in 1992, the Academy Award winning version of his novel No Country for Old Men and his terrifying Pulitzer prize winning The Road, McCarthy has been acclaimed one of our greatest living writers. His bloodsoaked 1985 western Blood Meridian has been hailed as the greatest novel by a living American author, worthy of comparison to Faulkner and Melville.
Using photos, texts, interviews and artist’s renderings of scenes from his works, long time McCarthy scholar, critic and author Rick Wallach will discuss little known aspects of the master’s life, writings and stature, and offer a preview of McCarthy’s forthcoming novel, The Passenger.