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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The best essays are in the middle: Yet Blood Meridian’s complexity, as well as its sheer bloodiness, makes it difficult for some readers. Enter John Sepich’s Notes On Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

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I don’t quite agree with Sepich’s final reading of the book as a historical romance, but my reading is immeasurably improved by these sources.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Sepich does not diminish McCarthy as a fiction writer, neither does he overindulge his historical reading of Blood Meridian.

I will soon read “Blood Meridian” for the third time, but for the first time with the knowledge that I am reading history revealed. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1. Its academic structure, conforms the information and channels its intellect. Sepich goes to great lengths to retrace the historicity of John Glanton and his band of ‘s scalpers and filibusters, and to recreate for the reader the intense amount of research that McCarthy put into every sentence of Blood Meridian.

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 [] Education of a Wandering Man. Ships with Tracking Number! For example, one of the main inspirations for ‘Blood Meridian’ seems to be a confession written by one Samuel Chamberlain, who rode with Glanton’s gang and survived the Yuma ferry massacre, a source which is the only historical reference to the terrifying Judge Holden.


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Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Writing Secrecy in Caribbean Freemasonry. Eyewitness to the Old West. 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.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Sign up to receive offers and updates: Included are several academic essays that explore various aspects of the prose. Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America. An Uncommon History of Sepich gained such knowledge through his comprehensive research and his privileged phone conversations with McCarthy himself. View freely available titles: This book has some of that, but it more bloood examines the historical inspiration. I didn’t read this cover to cover, but jumped around to read the things that most interested me.

Sep 06, Hugo rated it really liked it. Long out of print, I was thrilled to pick up a copy of the UT Press reissue after paging through a copy at the Witliff Collection. The Island of Lost Maps. This is a must read for anyone who enjoyed Blood Sepicy as it gives you fascinating background information on the real people that inspired the novel. Jul 29, Dickdeflange rated it really liked it.


Julie rated it really liked it Feb 23, 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. Even the meteorite anvil that the Judge lifts over his head is a real sepivh present in Arizona in two travel narratives noted here. Basically, I’d take this out from t There’s a ton of information in here, but if you want it you’ll have to read it cover to cover. I will soon read “Blood Meridian” for the third time, but for the first time with the knowledge that I am reading history reve It was a revelation to discover the true history behind Cormac McCarthy’s masterpiece “Blood Meridian.

Originally published inNotes remained in print for only a few years sepivh has become highly sought-after in the rare book market, with used copies selling for hundreds of dollars.

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Unfortunately, neither book will help you track down the many literary references in the book: I found chapter 8, particularly the section on archetypes, to Thoroughly researched and impressive.

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