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Cormac Mccarthy - Author

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Cormac McCarthy is the author of nine novels, and among his honours are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
 

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Der Anwalt

Der Anwalt

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2013

Der neue McCarthy: ein All-Star-Film. Ein groes Werk. Eigentlich ist er ein ganz biederer Kerl. Rechtsanwalt. Aber wenn er sich auf diesen einen todsicheren Deal einlsst, kann er danach mit seiner Freundin La dolce vita bis zum Schluss genieen. So weit der Plan. Doch dann wird ein Kurier enthauptet. Der Laster mit den fnfhundert Kilo Kokain verschwindet ohne jede Spur. Und das Kartell sucht nach Schuldigen. Jahre hat der Autor an seinem neuen Werk gearbeitet: ein echter McCarthy, hochspannend und gewrzt mit jenen philosophischen berlegungen zum Thema Rache und Schicksal, die ihn berhmt machten.

The Counselor

The Counselor

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2013

An original screenplay by the author of No Country For Old Men, The Counselor is a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy's original screenplay is the story of a lawyer who is so seduced by the desire to get rich, to impress his fiancee, that he becomes involved in a risky drug-smuggling venture. His contacts in this high-stakes cocaine trade are the mysterious and probably corrupt Reiner and the seductive Malkina, so exotic her pets of choice are two cheetahs. As the action crosses the Mexican border, things become darker, more violent and more sexually disturbing than he could ever have imagined. Deft, shocking and unforgettable, this gripping tale about risk, consequence and the treacherous balance between the two reveals Cormac McCarthy at his finest.

Drauen im Dunkel

Drauen im Dunkel

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2013

"e;Ein Geschwisterpaar, das im Inzest ein Kind gezeugt und sich damit auerhalb der menschlichen Ordnung begeben hat. Das Neugeborene, das sein Vater namenlos im Wald aussetzt, wird fur die beiden zur Inkarnation irdischer Verdammnis. Eine Geschichte von biblischer Wucht und antiker Unentrinnbarkeit in einer Sprache, die lapidare Alltagsdialoge und knappe, prazise Beschreibungen mit gluhend-visionarem Pathos verbindet. Alles, die Figuren, die Sudstaatenlandschaft, wirkt - und darin besteht McCarthys groe Darstellungskunst - real und mythisch zugleich: Apokalypse im Wilden Westen."e; (Frankfurter Rundschau)

Verlorene

Verlorene

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2013

Knoxville/Tennessee: Anfang der funfziger Jahre. In einem Slum am Ufer des Tennessee-Rivers lebt auf einem Hausboot Cornelius Suttree. Er ist so verloren wie seine Freunde. Eine archaische Welt im Schatten der rigiden, rassistischen Gesellschaft des amerikanischen Sudens, gepragt durch Armut und brutalen Uberlebenskampf. Dort ist der Tod alltaglich. Aber eigentlich steht im Mittelpunkt des Buches der Fluss, Lebensader und Styx: Suttree lebt vom Verkauf der Fische, doch allzu oft treibt eine Kinderleiche im Wasser. Im Schlamm, halb verborgen unter Giftsumach, und an den Absturzen des Steilufers vegetieren die Auenseiter, die heroischen Uberlebenskunstler; auf der anderen Seite des Flusses, hell erleuchtet und unerreichbar fern, liegt die moderne, die reiche Stadt.

Child of God

Child of God

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/06/2013

Lester Ballard, a violent, solitary and introverted young backwoodsman, is released from jail and allowed to haunt the hill country of East Tennessee, preying on the population with his strange lusts. McCarthy transforms commonplace brushes with humanity into stunning scenes of the comic and the grotesque, and as the story hurtles toward its unforgettable conclusion, depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humour, and characteristic lyrical brilliance. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

The Sunset Limited A Novel in Dramatic Form

The Sunset Limited A Novel in Dramatic Form

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2011

Full of rich dialogue, Cormac McCarthy's insightful and philosophical play, The Sunset Limited, probes the deepest questions of human existence. A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made. In that small apartment, 'Black' and 'White', as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history - mining the origins of two diametrically opposing world views, they begin a dialectic redolent of the best of Beckett. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men - though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is to deny it. Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life. Deft, spare, and full of artful tension, The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy is a beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deeply intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.

The Road film tie-in

The Road film tie-in

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2009

By the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Cormac McCarthy's The Road is the story of a father and son walking alone through burned America, heading through the ravaged landscape to the coast. The film directed by John Hillcoat, features an all-star cast including Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Robert Duvall, and introduces major talent, Kodi Smit McPhee, with a soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

Outer Dark

Outer Dark

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2009

By Cormac McCarthy, the author of the critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, Outer Dark is a novel at once mythic and starkly evocative, set in an unspecified place in Appalachia sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; the brother leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution.

The Crossing

The Crossing

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2009

The Crossing forms second part of Cormac McCarthy's critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, that began with All the Pretty Horses and concludes with The Cities of the Plain. Set on the south-western ranches in the years before the Second World War, Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing follows the fortunes of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham and his younger brother Boyd. Fascinated by an elusive wolf that has been marauding his family's property, Billy captures the animal - but rather than kill it, sets out impulsively for the mountains of Mexico to return it to where it came from. When Billy comes back to his own home he finds himself and his world irrevocably changed. His loss of innocence has come at a price, and once again the border beckons with its desolate beauty and cruel promise.

Child of God

Child of God

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2009

By Cormac McCarthy, the author of the critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, Child of God is a taut, chilling novel that plumbs the depths of human degradation. Lester Ballard, a violent, solitary and introverted young backwoodsman dispossessed on his ancestral land, is released from jail and allowed to haunt the hill country of East Tennessee, preying on the population with his strange lusts. McCarthy transforms commonplace brushes with humanity - in homesteads, stores and in the woods - into stunning scenes of the comic and the grotesque, and as the story hurtles toward its unforgettable conclusion, depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humour, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.

Cities of the Plain

Cities of the Plain

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Volume Three of the Border Trilogy In Cormac McCarthy's Cities of the Plain, two men marked by the boyhood adventures of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing now stand together, between their vivid pasts and uncertain futures, to confront a country changing beyond recognition. In the fall of 1952, John Grady Cole and Billy Parham are cowboys on a New Mexico ranch encroached upon from the north by the military. On the southern horizon are the mountains of Mexico, where one of the men is drawn again and again, in this story of friendships and passion, to a love as dangerous as it is inevitable.

Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennessean who stumbles into a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.

Suttree

Suttree

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Suttree is a compelling, semi-autobiographical novel by Cormac McCarthy, which has as its protagonist Cornelius Suttree, living alone and in exile in a disintegrating houseboat on the wrong side of the Tennessee River close by Knoxville. He stays at the edge of an outcast community inhabited by eccentrics, criminals and the poverty-stricken. Rising above the physical and human squalor around him, his detachment and wry humour enable him to survive dereliction and destitution with dignity.

The Orchard Keeper

The Orchard Keeper

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Set in a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, The Orchard Keeper is an early classic from one of America's finest and most celebrated authors. It tells of John Wesley Rattner, a young boy, and Marion Sylder, an outlaw and bootlegger who, unbeknownst to either of them, has killed the boy's father. Cormac McCarthy's debut novel is a magnificent evocation of an American landscape, and of a lost American time.

All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses

Author: Cormac Mccarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2009

'A uniquely brilliant book . . . told in language as subtly beautiful as its desert setting. One of the most important pieces of American writing of our time' Stephen Amidon, Sunday Times 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. All the Pretty Horses is an acknowledged masterpiece from Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy, 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.

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