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All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy #1)

by Cormac Mccarthy

This breath-taking book is the first in McCarthy's Border Trilogy.

Blood Meridian

by Cormac Mccarthy

"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable."Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers."From the Hardcover edition.

La Carretera

by Cormac Mccarthy

Un padre y su hijo caminan solos por una América devastada. Nada se mueve en el paisaje quemado salvo cenizas en el viento. El cielo es oscuro, la nieve gris, y el frío es capaz de romper las rocas. Su destino es la costa, aunque no saben qué, si algo, les espera allí. No tienen nada; sólo una pistola para defenderse contra las bandas que acechan la carretera, las ropas que llevan puestas, un carrito con comida, y el uno al otro. La carreteraes la historia profundamente conmovedora de un viaje. Un...

Child of God

by Cormac Mccarthy

In this taut, chilling novel, Lester Ballard--a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape--haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cities of the Plain (The Border Trilogy #3)

by Cormac Mccarthy

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. 'In a lovely and terrible landscape of natural beauty and impending loss we find John Grady; a young cowboy of the old school, trusted by men and horses, and a fragile young woman, whose salvation becomes his obsession ... McCarthy makes the sweeping plains a miracle' Scotsman. 'This haunting, deeply felt novel completes one of the literary masterworks of the 1990s' Daily Telegraph. 'The completed trilogy emerges as a landmark in American literature' Guardian.

Ciudades de la llanura

by Cormac Mccarthy

En este último volumen de la Trilogía de la frontera, McCarthy reúne a John Grady y a Billy Parham, los protagonistas de las dos primeras novelas. Dos antihéroes que arrastran un pasado de desarraigo y verdadero exilio interior en un mundo en el que su forma de vida, individualista e independiente, se ve marginada por la invasión de la modernidad. La acción arranca en 1952 en un rancho de Nuevo México que está a punto de ser expropiado por el ejército. Con el escenario de fondo de las tierras fronterizas entre Estados Unidos y México, lugar de encuentro y desencuentro de dos universos aparentemente divergentes, la vida de ambos protagonistas se verá atravesada por la aparición de unos valores en los que nunca encontrarán acomodo. Condenados por una historia que ya no cuenta con ellos, Billy y Grady devienen así los verdaderos supervivientes de un mundo en el que la lealtad, el valor, el esfuerzo y la vida en contacto con la naturaleza eran algo más que una reliquia.«Cormac McCarthy pertenece a la saga de los enigmáticos, como Pynchon o Salinger, y su obra alcanza las cimas de un Melville o un Faulkner.»La Vanguardia

The Counselor (Movie Tie-in Edition)

by Cormac Mccarthy

On the eve of becoming a married man, the Counselor makes a risky entrée into the drug trade--and gambles that the consequences won't catch up to him. Along the gritty terrain of the Texas-Mexico border, a respected and recently engaged lawyer throws his stakes into a cocaine trade worth millions. His hope is that it will be a one-time deal and that, afterward, he can settle into life with his beloved fiancée. But instead, the Counselor finds himself mired in a brutal and dangerous game--one that threatens to destroy everything and everyone he loves. Deft, shocking, and unforgettable, McCarthy is at his finest in this gripping tale about risk, consequence, and the treacherous balance between the two.

The Crossing

by Cormac Mccarthy

Following All the Pretty Horses in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy is a novel whose force of language is matched only by its breadth of experience and depth of thought.In the bootheel of New Mexico hard on the frontier, Billy and Boyd Parham are just boys in the years before the Second World War, but on the cusp of unimaginable events. First comes a trespassing Indian and the dream of wolves running wild amongst the cattle lately brought onto the plain by settlers -- this when all the wisdom of trappers has disappeared along with the trappers themselves. And so Billy sets forth at the age of sixteen on an unwitting journey into the souls of boys and animals and men. Having trapped a she-wolf he would restore to the mountains of Mexico, he is long gone and returns to find everything he left behind transformed utterly in his absence. Except his kid brother, Boyd, with whom he strikes out yet again to reclaim what is theirs thus crossing into "that antique gaze from whence there could be no way back forever."An essential novel by any measure, The Crossing is luminous and appalling, a book that touches, stops, and starts the heart and mind at once.From the Trade Paperback edition.

En la frontera

by Cormac Mccarthy

Dos adoslescentes campesinos, en medio de un paisaje hostil, irán descubriendo las crueles reglas del mundo adulto. Segunda parte de la Trilogía de la Frontera.

El guardián del vergel

by Cormac Mccarthy

Situada en una pequeña y remota comunidad rural de Tennessee en el período de entreguerras, nos habla de la vida de John Wesley Rattner, un muchacho, y de Marion Sylder, un vagabundo fuera de la ley que ha matado al padre del chico, aunque ninguno de los dos lo sabe. Ambos, junto a Ather, el tío de Rattner, cuya estoica independencia pertenece ya a otra época, protagonizarán un drama que parece nacer de las entrañas de la tierra. Los tres son antihéroes de una intensa y emotiva reivindicación de valores perdidos en el tiempo.

Hijo de Dios

by Cormac Mccarthy

Lester Ballard es un joven solitario e inadaptado que, tras ser despojado de la tierra de sus antepasados, merodea por los alrededores de Frog Mountain, donde su sexualidad reprimida y el ejercicio de una imaginación rica y morbosa le conducirán a buscar en los bosques víctimas con las que satisfacer su insaciable lujuria. Una cruenta historia que recuerda la brutalidad gótica de Santuario de William Faulkner, en la que Cormac McCarthy da la vuelta al sentido del título creando una escalofriante trama protagonizada por un hombre cuyas frustraciones se incrementan a medida que trata de relacionarse con un entorno que le repudia sin motivo aparente, a la vez que nos ofrece la recreación literaria de un período de Estados Unidos en el que se anticipa ya la problemática de una sociedad tan poderosa como desorientada.

Meridiano de sangre

by Cormac Mccarthy

Una impresionante e imaginativa fábula moral acerca de la naturaleza de la violencia y la justicia. Una novela épica sobre la violencia y la depravación que acompañaron a la expansión de América hacia el oeste, Meridiano de sangre subvierte espléndidamente las convenciones de la novela occidental y la mitología del "salvaje oeste". Basada en acontecimientos históricos ocurridos en la frontera de Texas y México alrededor de 1850, traza las fortunas del Chico, un muchacho de Tennessee, que tropieza con el horrible mundo del grupo de Glanton, y su líder espiritual, el llamado juez Holden: un hombre calvo, albino, sin barba, sin pestañas, ni cejas; un hombre violento y cruel que apenas duerme y afirma que jamás morirá.

No Country for Old Men

by Cormac Mccarthy

Llewlyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice - leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participant seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life? '...

No es país para viejos

by Cormac Mccarthy

El cazador y veterano de Vietnam Llewelyn Moss descrubre por casualidad la sangrienta escena de una carnicería entre narcos en algún lugar de la frontera entre Texas y México. Entre los cuerpos y los paquetes de heroína, descubre también algo más de dos millones de dólares. A partir de este momento comienza la violenta carrera de Moss por escapar de los que quieren darle caza: Wells, ex agente de las Fuerzas Especiales contratado por un poderoso cartel; Antón Chigurth, una implacable máquina de matar, para quien recuperar el dinero de sus jefes es apenas la excusa para descargar una y otra vez su arma y poner en práctica su máxima: no dejar nunca testigos; y un sheriff veterano de la segunda guerra mundial que añora los buenos tiempos y esconde un doloroso secreto que lo mantiene vivo. El resultado es una novela que es "mucho más que un thriller corriente" (Time Magazine) que "te dejará jadeando y atemorizado" (Sam Shepard). "No hay manera de solatar el libro. Es duro, duro e impactante." El país

The Orchard Keeper

by Cormac Mccarthy

An American classic, The Orchard Keeper is the first novel by one of America's finest, most celebrated novelists. Set is a small, remote community in rural Tennessee in the years between the two world wars, 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. Together with Rattner's Uncle Ather, who belongs to a former age in his communion with nature and his stoic independence, they enact a drama that seems born of the land itself. All three are heroes of an intense and compelling celebration of values lost to time and industrialization.From the Trade Paperback edition.

La oscuridad exterior

by Cormac Mccarthy

La oscuridad exterior es una novela con tono de fábula enormemente evocadora que se desarrolla en un lugar indeterminado de la cordillera de los Apalaches y en una época próxima al paso del siglo XIX al XX.Una mujer da a luz al hijo de su propio hermano; este abandona al bebé en el bosque y le dice que el niño ha muerto por causa natural. Al descubrir la mentira de su hermano, ella se marcha en solitario para buscar a su hijo. Hasta aproximarse a un final misterioso y apocalíptico, ambos hermanos deambulan por separado por todo el condado mientras son hostigados por tres aterradores y extraños desconocidos.Una relectura de mitos universales en la que muy curiosamente resuenan ecos de la mejor literatura popular: incesto, fuga, bosque y extravío, reencuentro y venganza.

Outer Dark

by Cormac Mccarthy

Outer Dark is a novel at once fabular and starkly evocative, set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Road

by Cormac Mccarthy

Winner of The Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2007, this is the story of a father and son walking alone through burned America, heading through the ravaged landscape to the coast. It has been hailed as: 'the first great masterpiece of the globally warmed-generation. Here is an American classic which, at a stroke, makes McCarthy a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature . . . An absolutely wonderful book that people will be reading for generations' Andrew O'HaganHarvey Weinstein's film is to be released in the UK on 16 January 2009 with an all-star cast including Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Robert Duvall and introducing major new young talent, Kodi Smit McPhee with a soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. 'A work of such terrible beauty that you will struggle to look away' Tom Gatti, The Times'So good that it will devour you, in parts. It is incandescent' Niall Griffiths, Daily Telegraph'You will read on, absolutely convinced, thrilled, mesmerised. All the modern novel can do is done here' Alan Warner, Guardian

The Road

by Cormac Mccarthy

NATIONAL BESTSELLERPULITZER PRIZE WINNERNational Book Critic's Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington PostThe searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food---and each other.The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Stonemason: A Play in Five Acts

by Cormac Mccarthy

Ben Telfair has given up his education to apprentice himself to his grandfather, a man who knows that true masonry is not held together by cement but by the warp of the world.

El sunset limited

by Cormac Mccarthy

En una habitación cerrada, un hombre negro y otro blanco mantienen una dura batalla dialéctica. El hombre blanco, un profesor de humanidades de vida acomodada, atenazado por sus propias dudas acerca de la condición humana, considera que la única salida a la miserable situación en la que se halla el ser humano es arrojarse a las vías del Sunset Limited. Ha llegado a creer que la experiencia de la felicidad es perniciosa para la condición humana. El hombre negro, sin embargo, se encuentra en el polo opuesto y ha llevado una vida marcada por la violencia, la adicción a las drogas y la cárcel. Pero a pesar de todo no ha perdido su fe. Encerrados en un debate filosófico, los dos contrincantes defienden de manera apasionada sus credos personales y tratan de convertir al otro. Ambas visiones, fundamentalmente contrarias, confluyen en esta conversación que ahonda en el vacío que se abre entre el silencio de Dios y lo inevitable de la muerte.

The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form

by Cormac Mccarthy

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 fundamentally opposing world views. 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 desperate 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 is a beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deceptively intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.

Suttree

by Cormac Mccarthy

Knoxville, Tennessee, década de 1950. La novela relata algunos años de la vida del héroe que da nombre a la novela, Cornelius Suttree, un hombre que deja atrás su vida de familia acomodada, abandona a su mujer y se compra una barcaza, en la que vivirá, para convertirse en pescador uniéndose a una banda de vagabundos, ladrones, prostitutas, jugadores y demás parias cuya vida transcurre entre la mera supervivencia y una muerte sórdida. El protagonista comparte los rasgos tradicionales de los héroes de McCarthy: es un solitario impenitente, acaba presa de un aislamiento que nunca se explica del todo y el momento de la vida en que se encuentra se describe con una crudeza y una intensidad poética que elude todo análisis. Así, la vida de Cornelius Suttree se convierte en el relato de una vida anónima, sin compromisos, que explora la existencia en sus formas más rudas de un modo que no está exento de lirismo, para acabar convirtiéndose en una reflexión sobre la identidad y la ausencia de propósitos en la vida. Sin armazón narrativo muy elaborado, Suttree es una construcción hecha a base de episodios que dejan una huella indeleble en la memoria. Se ha comparado a esta obra con Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn por la omnipresencia del río, pero también con Ulises de Joyce, por su prosa, e incluso el Infierno de Dante por el descenso al infierno que representa.

Suttree

by Cormac Mccarthy

By the author of Blood Meridian and All the Pretty Horses, Suttree is the story of Cornelius Suttree, who has forsaken a life of privilege with his prominent family to live in a dilapidated houseboat on the Tennessee River near Knoxville. Remaining on the margins of the outcast community there--a brilliantly imagined collection of eccentrics, criminals, and squatters--he rises above the physical and human squalor with detachment, humor, and dignity.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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