Contextualizing Cormac McCarthy's Border trilogy: An annotative approach



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Texas Tech University


This dissertation, Contextualizing Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy: An Annotative Approach, attempts to delineate and amplify the details of McCarthy's three most recent Western novels and serve as a useful reference for serious scholars as well as casual readers of the Border Trilogy. After brief introductory materials in Chapter I, Chapters II-IV include a chronology, character index, and index of place names for each of the three novels. Annotations of cultural and historical allusions in the trilogy follow in Chapters V and VI. Maps of regions traversed by characters and significant to the plots of the novels are included throughout the dissertation. Information about arrangement precedes each section of the concordance.



Western stories -- History and criticism, McCarthy, Cormac, 1933- Border trilogy, McCarthy, Cormac, 1933- -- Criticism and interpretation