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All the Pretty Words: Writing In the Style of Cormac McCarthy

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❶Although it has been reported that McCarthy was at work on several manuscripts concurrently with No Country for Old Men , and was relatively unconcerned as to which order they were published in, it is hard to imagine McCarthy publishing another novel in his late manner after The Road.

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As I was riding across the steppes of Outer Mongolia (it hurt to sit down for a year afterwards), beneath horizons that appeared to be of limitless blue, I thought this was a country that called for an elemental style. I’ve always loved Cormac McCarthy and amongst his many talents is the nature of.

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Cormac McCarthy has been—as one reviewer of his first novel, The Orchard Tree, dubbed him—a “disciple of William Faulkner." He makes admirable use of Faulknerian traits in his prose, and I'd always assumed he inherited his punctuation style from Faulkner as well. But in his very rare.

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Shmoop guide to Cormac McCarthy writing style in The Road. Written by Ph.D. and Masters students from Stanford, Harvard, and Berkeley. Let’s look at what Cormac McCarthy can teach us about writing fiction. Take control of grammar, spelling, and punctuation There’s a great tip from Strunk and White’s Elements of Style that McCarthy seems to have firmly internalized.

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Cormac Mccarthy has a very unique way of writing, so as that the style of his writing relates back to the content in the book. In 'The Road' his style is dry and and quite solemn even in the more uplifting moments in the book. Mccarthy also has what would be considered bad writing normally no grammar. In fact, I'm starting to think McCarthy is writing this as if the man were writing it As if it were his journal or his thoughts put into words. McCarthy's writing style in "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. All times are UTC - 5 hours. Who is online: Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests.