Cormac McCarthy
Noah Zamler, Andrew Gordner, Stephen McShane, Beth Mansueti, Michael Aughton


Biography

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Cormac McCarthy was born in Providence Rhode Island, on July 20th 1933 by the name of Charles Joseph McCarthy. He later changed his name to Cormac, meaning 'Son of Charles' to honor his father. This is relevant in his novel, The Road, which follows a son and father in a nuclear wasteland. Cormac was in the military and airforce for four years. McCarthy is currently married to Jennifer Winkley, which is his third marriage after being married to Lee Holleman and Annie DeLisle. He has two sons, Cullen (50) and John (13), the younger of whom he used as inspiration for The Road.


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McCarthy has a depressing view on life; many think that this stems from his difficult childhood. He typically remains quiet about his writings and affirms that interviews and such are not "good for your head"; however, in a rare interview with the New York Times, Cormac said, "There is no such thing as life without bloodshed. The notion that this species can be improved in some way, that everyone could live in harmony, is a really dangerous idea. Those who are afflicted with this notions are the first ones to give up their souls, their freedom. your desire that it be that way will enslave you and make your life vacuous."



Interview with Oprah

Interview with the Wall Street Journal





Two of McCarthy's most famous novels, No Country for Old Men and The Road.
Two of McCarthy's most famous novels, No Country for Old Men and The Road.
This Phantom Cart by Salvador Dali represents the surrealism found in many of McCarthy's works.
This Phantom Cart by Salvador Dali represents the surrealism found in many of McCarthy's works.





Noah Zamler

Zamler The Road.docx
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Andrew Gordner






Beth Mansueti



Michael Aughton