Cormac McCarthy

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코맥 매카시, Кормак Макарти, كورماك مكارثي،, and 27 others Маккарти Кормак, Cormac McCarthy, Charles J. McCarthy, コーマック・マッカーシー, कॉरमैक मैक्कार्थी, Cormac MacCarthy, კორმაკ მაკ-კართი, קורמק מקרתי, チャールズ・ジュニア マッカーシー, コーマック マッカーシー, Makkartï Kormak, Charles McCarthy, קורמק מקארתי, Cormac Mc Carthy, MacCarthy, ماككارتىي كورماك, קורמאק מקארתי, Kormaks Makārtijs, Кормак Маккарті, Кормак Маккарти, McCarthy, করম্যাক ম্যাকা‌র্থি, คอร์แม็ค แม็คคาร์ธี, Charles Joseph McCarthy, Cormac Mac Carthy, چارلز مک‌کارتی, 戈馬克·麥卡錫
July 14, 1933
June 12, 2023

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Cormac McCarthy (born Charles Joseph McCarthy Jr., July 20, 1933) is an American novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and screenwriter. He has written ten novels, two plays, two screenplays, and two short-stories, spanning the Western and post-apocalyptic genres. He is well known for his graphic depictions of violence and his unique writing style, recognizable by its lack of punctuation and attribution. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers.McCarthy was born in Providence, Rhode Island, although he was raised primarily in Tennessee. In 1951, he enrolled in the University of Tennessee, but dropped out to join the US Air Force. His debut novel, The Orchard Keeper, was published in 1965. Awarded literary grants, McCarthy was able to travel to southern Europe, where he wrote his second novel, Outer Dark (1968). Suttree (1979), like his other early novels, received generally positive reviews, but was not a commercial success. A MacArthur Fellowship enabled him to travel to the American Southwest, where he researched and wrote his fifth novel, Blood Meridian (1985). Although it garnered a lukewarm critical and commercial reception, it is now regarded as his magnum opus, with some even labeling it the Great American Novel. McCarthy first experienced …

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