THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Cormac McCarthy Literary Criticism

The Road

An essay by R.A. Goodrich of Deakin University which applies the theories of Gilles Deleuze and Maurice Merleau-Ponty in an analysis of the correlative hypothesis, and the relationship between fictional narrative and reader experience.
An academic article by Anthony Warde of The University of Sheffield analyzing this novel from a spatial perspective, with an emphasis on the role of the map and it's association with the postmodern order of simulacra.
An essay by Jason Park examining some of this novel's narrative strategies.

The Crossing

An academic article by Chris Powici of the University of Stirling looking at the role of the wolf in McCarthy's novel, particularly from the perspectives of Jacques Derrida and the travel writer Barry Lopez. With analysis of several excerpts.