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By Jay Ellis

This e-book was once written to enterprise past interpretations of Cormac McCarthy's characters as easy, antinomian, and non-psychological; and of his landscapes as unrelated to the violent arcs of usually orphaned and consistently emotionally remoted and socially indifferent characters. As McCarthy frequently eschews direct symptoms of psychology, his landscapes let us infer a lot approximately their motivations. the connection of ambivalent nostalgia for domesticity to McCarthy's descriptions of house is still quite unexamined at ebook size, and during much less theoretical software than shut analyzing. by way of together with McCarthy's newest e-book, this research provide the single entire examine of all 9 novels. inside of McCarthy reports, this publication extends and complicates a turning out to be curiosity in area and domesticity in his paintings. the writer combines a excessive regard for McCarthy's stylistic prowess with a provocative analyzing of the way his personal mental conduct round gender concerns and family members relatives energy books that in basic terms seem to be tales of masculine heroics, expressions of misogynistic worry, or antinomian rejections of civilized existence.

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Why do these characters move so much? From what are they running? And why is it that they fail, with only one important exception, to escape the novel’s setting? 2 We might ask why we need even to try to get into the heads of characters who have in common, more than anything else, that they wander an antinomian wilderness, apart from and often in violent contradiction to all laws of civil or moral import. It is interesting to note that Kreml’s essay addresses style in the first McCarthy novel to concern a defendable hero, John Grady Cole in All the Pretty Horses.

To cross the horizon, enter into another life . . It is thus that Melville finds himself in the middle of the Pacific. ’ The line of flight is a deterritorialization” (Dialogues 36). ” In Deleuze’s terms, escape is possible. Certainly, in fiction that raises the road narrative to mythic levels, escape can be imagined. Yet, even in The Crossing, where so many references to the road as a way of life abound, our protagonist finds anything but a home there. Even in the absence of actual roads, road narrative exerts a force over character flight.

How and why they lose their way bears further investigation. indd 38 6/12/2006 12:21:24 PM Chapter Two “Fled, banished in death or exile:” Constraint and Flight in The Orchard Keeper To leave, to escape, is to trace a line. (Deleuze and Parnet, Dialogues 36) But it was never his house anyway. (OD 244) Breaking Ground In Nancy Kreml’s “Stylistic Variation and Cognitive Constraint in All the Pretty Horses,” we see that readers willing to make a binary distinction between different narrative modes can interpret one as an implicit set of directions for interpreting the other (140–143).

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