Texas, 1949. Lacerato ogni legame che lo stringeva alla terra e alla famiglia, John Grady Cole sella il cavallo e insieme all'amico Rawlins si mette sull'antica pista che conduce alla frontiera e più in là al Messico, inseguendo un passato nobile e, forse, mai esistito. Attraverso la vastità di un territorio maestoso e senza tempo, i due cowboy, cui si aggiunge il tragico e selvaggio Blevins, intraprendono un viaggio mitico che li porterà fin nel cuore aspro e desolato dei monti messicani. Qui la vita sembra palpitare allo stesso ritmo dei cavalli bradi e gli occhi di Alejandra possono "in un batter di cuore sconvolgere il mondo". Con una narrazione che all'asciuttezza stilistica di Hemingway unisce la ritmicità incantatoria di Faulkner, McCarthy strappa al cinema il sogno western e lo restituisce, con sorprendente potere evocativo, alla letteratura.
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I read this one a while ago and some of the scenes are still with me. And because of the continual flashes in remembrances I have to put this book into my top five of all time. The prose is lyrical, the characters three dimensional. The scene that comes back to me the most is the one where the two m Leggi tutto
All the Pretty Horses isn’t quite as grim as other Cormac McCarthy work that I’ve read but considering that this includes The Road, Blood Meridian, No Country For Old Men and watching the HBO adaptation of his play The Sunset Limited , it's still so bleak that your average person will be depressed en Leggi tutto
What a great writer, I've become a big fan. This is my fourth McCarthy book and I just love his style, his stories, the way he describes desert country...darkness all round, but so good... Does anyone know if McCarthy is still writing? I would love a new book....
My introduction to the fiction of Pulitzer Prize winner and Oprah Winfrey fan Cormac McCarthy is All the Pretty Horses , the first novel in McCarthy's so-called Border Trilogy, published in 1992. Westerns set in the post World War II country between Texas and Mexico, the trilogy continued with The Cr Leggi tutto
I seldom abandon books after reading just a couple of pages, but in this case I had no choice. Two pages into the book I was so annoyed by McCarthy's random use of apostrophes and near-total lack of commas that I felt I had better stop reading to prevent an aneurysm. I'm sure McCarthy is a great sto Leggi tutto
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1), Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses is a novel by American author Cormac McCarthy published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1992. Its romanticism (in contrast to the bleakness of McCarthy's earlier work) brought the writer much public attention. It was a bestse Leggi tutto
On the surface, this book is a cowboy adventure. A gritty story in which childhood doesn't exist and two teenage boys, John Grady and Lacey Rawlins, are alone riding in a land foreign to them. They speak when they only truly have something worth saying. They sleep under the stars. Their only possess Leggi tutto
Cormac McCarthy, in his 1992 novel, (which begins his Border Trilogy) has again conjured up dark and somber images of the verges of human civilization both literally and metaphorically in Mexico. John Grady Cole and his friend leave 1949 Texas and cross the border into Mexico and in some respects goe Leggi tutto
Set in 1949, between the frontier lands that separate Texas from México, McCarthy introduces the legendary John Grady Cole when he is barely sixteen years of age. Destitute of state and home after his grandfather’s death, the boy starts a journey of personal growth that will bring him face to face w Leggi tutto
The Border Trilogy – Part 1 of 3 His name is John Grady Cole and he is 16 years old. His world shifted and changed radically from what he knew and what he expected while growing up in San Angelos, Texas. He and his best friend Lacey Rawlins (17) decide to ride to Mexico and see if they can find work Leggi tutto
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