If Blood Meridian () had been the unexpected hit movie of the year and the kid interpreted by a romantically tormented heartthrob, John Sepich’s Notes on. John Sepich’s NOTES ON BLOOD MERIDIAN is the first definitive study of Cormac McCarthy’s dark masterpiece. Sepich examines in detail historical. Now back in print with a new preface and two new essays—the essential guide and companion to Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy’s acclaimed novel of the.

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At long last this classic and obscure work has been reissued by UT. Apr 07, Joseph rated it liked it.

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Brandon rated it it was amazing Nov 20, See if you have enough points for this item. He only wishes to enlighten the reader with a deeper sense of the “connectedness of things” within Blood Meridiana task he undertakes with great respect and sheer amazement, as any ultimate fan should All the Pretty Horses [] Showing best matches Show all copies.

Julie rated it really liked it Feb 23, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It’s one of those wonderful books that dramatically increases your reading list. Not overstocks or remainder copy!

Why not let Sepich hand it to you on a silver platter? Much like the novel, Sepich’s book has a mystique all it’s own. Americans and the California Dream, Open Preview See a Problem? Tracing many of the nineteenth-century primary sources that McCarthy used, Notes uncovers the historical roots of Blood Meridian.

Ok, I didn’t read it all, but did a thorough skim today.

Notes On “Blood Meridian

Afterwards, sales of the book lagged, and a few years later the remaining copies sold to the McCarthy Society, where a copy was given gratis to each new member of the Society until the mwridian was exhausted. The essential guide to an essential book.


To guide all its readers and help them appreciate the novel’s wealth of historically verifiable characters, places, and events, John Sepich compiled what has become the classic reference work, Notes on Blood Meriian.

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Notes on Blood meridian – John Sepich – Google Books

Throughout the book, Sepich quotes extensively from primary sources used by McCarthy in constructing his masterpiece. Less than thirty years ago in southeast Asia social reformers killed eyeglass wearers as political criminals. Find Rare Books Book Value. View freely available titles: Basically, I’d take this out from the library along with ‘Readers’ Guide to Blood Meridian,’ which is much more user friendly.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Blood Meridian, a vital tool to understanding some of the book’s arcane symbolism, historical context, and it’s most difficult passages. Whether you take all of Sepich’s assertions at face value or not and he certainly does stretch things a little with his Tarot interpretationsthe end result of reading Notes on Blood Meridian is an even deeper appreciation for the genius of Cormac McCarthy.

They aren’t arguments, most of them don’t even stick to a theme – but they’re full of quotations and hints that you might find useful. Book titles OR Journal titles.

Tracing ontes of the nineteenth-century primary sources that McCarthy used, Notes uncovers the historical roots of Blood Meridian. Create a website or blog at WordPress. Faint crease at the left edge of front panel from being opened, a triffle rubbing to the red on the rear panel, and an unobtrusive sticker pull on the upper right corner of the front endpaper.


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Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. These are just a few examples, every important aspect of the book is referenced with past documents. Notes on Blood Meridian: In that southwest, nothing was moist but blood. Southwestern Women Writers and the Vision of Goodness. Dec 08, Austin rated it it was amazing. Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains. Complete with biographies of all the real players, including The Judge and John Glanton, Notes On also has every translation from Spanish to English, essays on themes, jon speculation on meanings.

American Poetry in Performance. Sepich tells us that through Blood Meridian McCarthy “confronts critics who found his earlier books excessively grotesque with a well-researched—yet not less grotesque—historical novel,” for history lies at the core of McCarthy’s Blood Meridian as deeply as it resides in Sepich’s Notes The New York Times Book Review ranked it third in a survey of the “best work of American fiction published in the last twenty-five years,” and in Time chose it bloood one of the best novels published since Diegueno Indians Ceremonies and Shamanism.

But the book’s vernacular, complexity, and gory subject matter make it a daunting task for most readers unless you’re a masochist like me. Thoroughly researched and impressive.