No Place for Home

No Place for Home

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This book was written to venture beyond interpretations of Cormac McCarthy's characters as simple, antinomian, and non-psychological; and of his landscapes as unrelated to the violent arcs of often orphaned and always emotionally isolated and socially detached characters. As McCarthy usually eschews direct indications of psychology, his landscapes allow us to infer much about their motivations. The relationship of ambivalent nostalgia for domesticity to McCarthy's descriptions of space remains relatively unexamined at book length, and through less theoretical application than close reading. By including McCarthy's latest book, this study offer the only complete study of all nine novels. Within McCarthy studies, this book extends and complicates a growing interest in space and domesticity in his work. The author combines a high regard for McCarthy's stylistic prowess with a provocative reading of how his own psychological habits around gender issues and family relations power books that only appear to be stories of masculine heroics, expressions of misogynistic fear, or antinomian rejections of civilized life.In this sense, Suttreea#39;s loss of his child with Wanda further mitigates his escape ( S 361a€“363). ... such as trapping, hunting, riding, and skilled manual labor in general signal a loss of important human potential for connection with, ... churning of geological shift, and the arc of the galaxy imagined as the limits beyond which human imagination loses all power. ... William Spencer first explored Suttreea#39;s character traits as suggestive of a social worker in a€œSuttree as Social Nexus, a€ and as aanbsp;...

Title:No Place for Home
Author: Jay Ellis
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2006

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