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Author Study: Cormac McCarthy

Read biographies about Cormac McCarthy and learn about his Southern Gothic novels. There is also information about his famous Western novel called “All the Pretty Horses” and his Pulitzer winning book “The Road.” Includes discussion questions, video clips, book summaries, and suggested activities.


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This is an official website of the author. Includes biography and his works. NOTE: There is forum and links lead to external websites. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site has a summary and discussion questions for "The Crossing." NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site includes a summary, excerpt, and discussion questions for "Cities of the Plain." There is also a biography of McCarthy. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site has discussion and writing ideas for the novel "All the Pretty Horses." Includes links to a reader's guide, biography of McCarthy, an excerpt from the book, and a summary of the book. There is also a link that leads to information on McCarthy's other books.
This site has a summary, excerpt, and discussion questions about the book "All The Pretty Horses."
This site provides downloadable and printable study guide, chapter summary and excerpt, and discussion questions. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn more about how "The Road" won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Click on the "Works" and "Biography" tabs to read a synopsis of the book and a short biography of McCarthy.
This site provides outlines the book "The Road." Click on the "Navigate" links to read more detailed information. NOTE: This site includes ads and user comments.
Watch portions of the first T.V. interview ever given by Cormac McCarthy to Oprah Winfrey. Click on the "More with Cormac McCarthy" to see continuing video clips. NOTE: These videos begin with an advertisement and should be previewed by teachers. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site provides an overview of the book "No Country for Old Men." Use this reader's guide and discussion questions in a classroom setting.

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