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Cormac’McCarthy,’1985’
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± Came’to’El’Paso,’TX’in’1976.’ ± First’four’novels’set’in’Appalachia,’mostly’Tennessee.’ ± Next’±ve’novels’set’in’TX’or’southwest,’known’as’a’ prominent’Appalachian’and’Texas’writer.’ ± Blood’Meridian’is’considered’his’greatest’work,’and’ one’of’the’best’novels’ever’written’by’an’American.’ In’particular,’the’novel’is’notable’for’its’depiction’of’ evil.’
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± Based’on’historical’events’on’the’U.S./Mexican’ border,’1849-1850,’when’bounties’for’scalps’created’ large’roving’gangs’that’massacred’Native’Americans,’ and’who’were’in’turn’massacred’by’war’bands.’ ± Primary’Sources:’Samuel’Chamberlin,’My’Confession:’ Recollections’of’a’Rogue,’in’which’he’details’his’time’ riding’with’The’ Glanton’Gang’1849-1850’along’the’ U.S./Mexican’border.’There’is’an’actual’“Judge’ Holden”’referenced’in’this’account’
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± “The’Judge”’and’“The’Kid”’ ± Binaries’or’oppositional’forces?’ ± Language,’Syntax,’Grammar’ ± How ’the’story’is’told’–’Style’–’replaces’traditional’ plot?’
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± The’nature’of’Evil’and’how’it’manifests’itself’ ± Violence’ ± Depictions’of’the’Southwest’
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± Postmodernism’can’be’seen’as’part’of’a’continuum’of’ literary/artistic/cultural’movements’(Western’ World):’ ± Renaissance’1550-1660’ ± Restoration/Enlightenment’–’1660-1789’ ± Romanticism’–’1789-1832’ ± Victorian’1832-1898’ ± Modernism’1898-1945’ ± Postmodernity’1945-present’
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± How’these’movements’work’in’reaction’to’each’other,’ how’they’resemble’each’other?’ ± What’is’the’Postmodern?’Does’it’even’exist?’Or’is’it’ just’a’continuation’of’the’Modern?’ ± We’must’start’with’Modernism’
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± Usually’when’someone’refers’to’the’"modern’period,"’ they’mean’the’period’from’about’1898’to’the’second’ world’war.’This’is’a’time’of’wild’experimentation’in’ literature,’music,’art,’and’even’politics.’ ± This’is’the’period’that’saw’such’revolutionary’ political’movements’as’Fascism,’Nazism,’ Communism,’Anarchism,’and’so’on.’Indeed,’"isms"’ abound’as’various’groups’establish’bold’manifestos’ outlining’their’visions’for’an’improved’future.’
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± Manifestos’about’artistic’form’are’just’as’widespread’ and,’like’the’political’manifestos,’often’radically’
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