“The Road” by Cormac McCarthy: A post-postmodern literature
McCarthy continued his literary career with novels Child Of God published in 1973, Suttree also published 1973, Blood Meridian, Or, the Evening Redness in the West published in 1985, All The Pretty Horses published in 1979, The Crossing published in 1994, and Cities of the Plain published in 1998.
Close Reading of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road – 3. …
His first novel, The Orchard Keeper, was published in 1965 which won him the Faulkner Award. In 1966, he got the Rockefeller Foundation Grant. He and Anne then toured Europe and settled on the island of Ibiza, where he started working on his second novel. In 1967, McCarthy’s family moved to Washington D.C. where his father worked as the Principle Attorney in a Law firm. A year later, his second novel, Outer Dark, was published. Two years later, he was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship i.e. in 1969.
Born on July 20, 1933, Cormac McCarthy was the third child in a family of six children. His father’s name was Charles Joseph and mother’s name was Gladys Christina McGrail McCarthy. Initially he was named Charles, but later he changed it to Cormac meaning “son of Charles”.