Thanks for your patience. If you are interested in a single article or back issue, please email journals utpress. Journals may take weeks to ship. Davis, editor. Blood Meridian , Cormac McCarthy's epic tale of an otherwise nameless "kid" who in his teens joins a gang of licensed scalp hunters whose marauding adventures take place across Texas, Chihuahua, Sonora, Arizona, and California during and , is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the Old West, as well as McCarthy's greatest work. 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 as one of the best novels published since
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Blood Meridian , Cormac McCarthy's epic tale of an otherwise nameless "kid" who in his teens joins a gang of licensed scalp hunters whose marauding adventures take place across Texas, Chihuahua, Sonora, Arizona, and California during and , is widely considered to be one of the finest novels of the Old West, as well as McCarthy's greatest work.
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 as one of the best novels published since Yet Blood Meridian's complexity, as well as its sheer bloodiness, makes it difficult for some readers. 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 Meridian.
Tracing many of the nineteenth-century primary sources that McCarthy used, Notes uncovers the historical roots of Blood Meridian. Originally published in , Notes remained in print for only a few years and has become highly sought-after in the rare book market, with used copies selling for hundreds of dollars. In bringing the book back into print to make it more widely available, Sepich has revised and expanded Notes with a new preface and two new essays that explore key themes and issues in the work.
This amplified edition of Notes on Blood Meridian is the essential guide for all who seek a fuller understanding and appreciation of McCarthy's finest work. There's a ton of information in here, but if you want it you'll have to read it cover to cover. Not sure I've ever even seen a book this poorly organized; it's not really a companion, since it doesn't John Sepich is an artist living a few miles west of road signs in rural central Illinois, doing different things to make ends meet.
Notes on Blood Meridian: Revised and Expanded Edition
By John Sepich. Austin: University of Texas Press, 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 Blood Meridian would have been its ultimate fan guide, complete with cast biographies, director's notes, and production details. As a meticulous student the book started as a master's thesis when Sepich was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and later an accomplished scholar, John Sepich offers his insight and detailed research to the less knowledgeable reader. He crafts a book that will delight the McCarthy specialists, who will appreciate the heavy footnotes, as well as any American literature undergraduate, grateful to Sepich for making Blood Meridian a more accessible book than many would have expected it to be.
Notes on Blood Meridian
By John Sepich, edited by Rick Wallach. Louisville: Bellarmine College Press, Little more than a decade after the publication of Cormac McCarthy's challenging historical and philosophical novel Blood Meridian, we are extremely fortunate to have as thorough a study of its sources as John Sepich's work. Notes on Blood Meridian has in fact been available in some version since , when Sepich submitted it as his M. Its publication by Bellarmine College Press edited by Rick Wallach coincided with the first national Cormac McCarthy Conference hosted by the college in the fall of Notes on Blood Meridian is aptly, if modestly, named.
Notes on Blood Meridian by John Sepich
Many of us who research and teach Cormac McCarthy's novels recall the days when there was precious little scholarship published on his work. We might recall, too, that Blood Meridian sold a mere 5, copies after its publication. All of this began to change rapidly after All the Pretty Horses, of course, and the explosion of attention to McCarthy's work is heartening. But I for one remember my pleasure at discovering John Sepich's Notes on Blood Meridian after its first publication in It was and remains a truly useful and insightful work of scholarship dedicated to a novel that must occupy a rarified place in literary history. Notes on Blood Meridian.