If Blood Meridian () had been the unexpected hit movie of the year and the kid interpreted by a romantically tormented heartthrob, John Sepich’s Notes on. John Sepich’s NOTES ON BLOOD MERIDIAN is the first definitive study of Cormac McCarthy’s dark masterpiece. Sepich examines in detail historical. Now back in print with a new preface and two new essays—the essential guide and companion to Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy’s acclaimed novel of the.
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Showing best matches Show all copies. It’s been years since I’ve read McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, but I may be game again after reading this great companion book. Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles. This copy of Notes on Blood Meridian: Place Names in the U. Basically, I’d take this out from the library along with ‘Readers’ Guide to Blood Meridian,’ which is much more user friendly. Sepich’s manuscript was published to coincide with “Cormac McCarthy: Paperbackpages.
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As Sepich makes clear in his revised preface, Notes is an unpretentious book which aims only at giving a proper overview of the historical material available to McCarthy as he wrote Blood Meridian: No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! It is a romance but is not make believe. This is a must read for anyone who enjoyed Blood Meridian as it gives you fascinating background information on the real people that inspired the novel.
Truth is stranger than fiction. If Blood Meridian had been the unexpected hit movie of the year and the kid interpreted by a romantically tormented heartthrob, John Sepich’s Notes on Blood Meridian would have been its ultimate fan guide, complete with cast biographies, director’s notes, and production details. Captain Ahab’s Sepch Books Published: Published September 1st by University of Texas Press.
Great condition for a used book! Education of a Wandering Man. I will soon read “Blood Meridian” for the third time, srpich for the first time with the knowledge that I am reading history reve It was a revelation to discover the true history behind Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece “Blood Meridian. Tracing many of the nineteenth-century primary sources that McCarthy used, Notes uncovers the historical roots of Blood Meridian. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Meticulous historical sourcebook, compiled with some assistance or at least approval from McCarthy himself. Included are several academic essays that explore various notea of the prose. Anne johnn Green Gables. Timothy Rogalski rated it really liked it Dec 18, Please review your cart.
If you’ve been mystified by this masterwork and want to know more about, well, all things Blood Meridian, you must beg borrow or steal this book. To guide all its readers and help them appreciate the novel’s wealth of historically verifiable characters, places, and events, John Sepich compiled what has become the classic reference work, Notes on Blood Meridian. Ships with Tracking Number!
The first time I read Blood Meridian at joohn personal recommendation of Robert Penn Warren I might add I thought the novel was an extremely imaginative almost fantastical version of the West, but when I read it the second time later along with Sepich’s “Notes” Bloood was shock to find out this an almost scrupulous historical novel, ant that those pieces that I found most absurd and unreal were sometimes direct lifts from contemporary newspaper articles.
Yes, McCarthy did embellish some, but his embellishments were more of language and narrative linking than exaggeration. The first few chapters are an impressive recounting of the ostensible historical bases of McCarthy’s characters, events, and settings, from an almost unbelievable number of primary sources.
The ojhn time I read Blood Meridian at the personal recommendation of Robert Penn Warren I might add I thought the novel was an extremely imaginative almost fantastical version of the West, but when I read it the second time later along with Sepich’s “Notes” I was shock to find out this an almost notess historical novel, The essential guide to an essential book.
They aren’t arguments, most of them don’t even stick to a theme – but they’re full of quotations and hints that you might find useful. Log-in or create an account first! There are a few iffy bits, such as describing Opuntia as barrel cactus when the genus covers various cacti, including prickly pear, and questionable examinations of the occult and symbology.