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Bloody and Barbarous God : The Metaphysics of Cormac Mccarthy (Hardcover) (Petra Mundik)

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A Bloody and Barbarous God investigates the relationship between gnosticism, a system of thought that argues that the cosmos is evil and that the human spirit must strive for liberation from manifest existence, and the perennial philosophy, a study of the highest common factor in all esoteric religions, and how these traditions have influenced the later novels of Cormac McCarthy, namely,Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain, No Country for Old Men, and The Road. Mundik argues that McCarthy continually strives to evolve an explanatory theodicy throughout his work, and that his novels are, to a lesser or greater extent, concerned with the meaning of human existence in relation to the presence of evil and the nature of the divine.

Number of Pages: 426
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: American / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
Author: Petra Mundik
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2016
TCIN: 51320719
UPC: 9780826356703
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-9894

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