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The Wrong Reader's Guide to Cormac McCarthy: All The Pretty Horses

The Wrong Reader's Guide to Cormac McCarthy: All The Pretty Horses

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The Wrong Reader's Guide to Cormac McCarthy: All The Pretty Horses

by Peter Josyph

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First Edition. First Printing. A run of only 50 copies, 30 of which are numbered and signed by the author and available here. 267 pages, a fine paperback with an original cover painting by the author ink printed on Breathing Color Velvet, interior pages on Cougar with 14 color illustrations, also by the author. Ivesian Arts Publishing's premiere offering.

The Wrong Reader's Guide to Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses is an impassioned tribute to one of the most popular and enduring novels by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy.

​From his provocative reflection on the importance of McCarthy's dramatic prose-poetry in "How Cormac McCarthy Saved Civilization," to close readings of small moments that open up worlds of discovery, Josyph changes our perspective on this seminal work by one of our greatest living authors. In what he calls "a reader's memoir," Josyph invites noted McCarthy scholars such as Marty Priola and Wesley Morgan, as well as McCarthy's award-winning Portuguese translator Paolo Faria, to enrich his investigations with their expertise and insights.

How is the hero of the novel like Shakespeare's Hamlet? Is it possible he is more a Comanche than a cowboy? Can a sympathetic protagonist be equally heroic and self-destructive? Exactly what sort of town is he leaving? How do film and audio renderings of McCarthy contribute to understanding his text? In answering such questions, Josyph raises others as he—a native New Yorker—walks his great city and also travels to significant locations in the novel, such as San Angelo, Texas, where the story begins.

The Wrong Reader's Guide to Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses includes 14 color illustrations by the author.

​Peter Josyph's books include Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy; Cormac McCarthy's House: Reading McCarthy Without Walls; Liberty Street: Encounters at Ground Zero; The Way of the Trumpet; What One Man Said to Another: Talks With Richard Selzer; and The Wounded River, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 1993. His films include the award-winning Liberty Street: Alive at Ground Zero; Shakespeare in New York; Hell; Bardtalk; A Few Things Basquiat Did in School; and Acting McCarthy: The Making of Billy Bob Thornton's All the Pretty Horses.

NOTE: The list price attached to the ISBN is 39.95. This book will be available at that price as part of the second printing. This first printing is strictly limited to 50 copies, 30 of which were signed and numbered.


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Bookseller
Ivesian Arts Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
WRPJ001-019
Title
The Wrong Reader's Guide to Cormac McCarthy: All The Pretty Horses
Author
Peter Josyph
Illustrator
Peter Josyph
Book Condition
New New
Quantity Available
19
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0578907127
ISBN 13
9780578907123
Publisher
Ivesian Arts Publishing
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2021
Pages
267
Size
6" x 9"
Keywords
Cormac McCarthy, Horses, Western, Criticism,

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