A bloody dark pastryman: Cormac McCarthy's recipe for gunpowder and historical fiction in Blood

Sepich, John Emil
September 1993
Mississippi Quarterly;Fall93, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p547
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Examines the book `Blood Meridian,' by Cormac McCarthy, to clarify the implications of several important intertextual references in it. Insight into McCarthy's transmutation of source material into the prose; Shedding light on the protagonist; Determining the complex function of Holden in the book.


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