If Blood Meridian () had been the unexpected hit movie of the year and the kid interpreted by a romantically tormented heartthrob, John Sepich’s Notes on. John Sepich’s NOTES ON BLOOD MERIDIAN is the first definitive study of Cormac McCarthy’s dark masterpiece. Sepich examines in detail historical. Now back in print with a new preface and two new essays—the essential guide and companion to Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy’s acclaimed novel of the.

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Notes On “Blood Meridian by Sepich, John

But this book makes the time I spent on reading BM somewhat worth it. Many of the academic books and essays about Blood Meridian focus on the internal themes, examine the novel as it relates to the rest of the McCarthy cannon, or place it in a broad literary context. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I enjoyed reading this book more than ‘Blood Meridian’, but it has convinced me to reread the novel, since it does such a wonderful job of putting McCarthy’s book in historical perspective, and demonstrating the patience and care he took in writing it.

Not overstocks or remainder copy! In his excellent additional eighth chapter, “Why Believe the Judge? Anne of Green Gables. Myths of the Cherokee. Originally published inNotes remained in print for only a few years and has become highly sought-after in the rare book market, with used copies selling for hundreds of dollars.


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This is great stuff, and as a companion to Blood Meridian itself, it’s indispensable. Eyewitness to the Old West.

The first time I read Blood Meridian at the personal recommendation of Robert Penn Warren I might add I thought the novel was an extremely imaginative almost fantastical version of the West, but when I read it the second time later along with Sepich’s “Notes” I joohn shock to find out this an almost scrupulous historical novel, The essential guide to an essential book. In bringing the book back into print to make it more widely available, Sepich has revised and expanded Notes with a new preface and merifian new essays that explore key themes and issues in the work.

Sep 04, Tim Wendel rated it really liked it. For the expert, for the one who has visited the dire realms of the “Blood Meridian” the insights are nuanced and enlightening.

Also wepich an insightful chapter on the aspects of divination and the arcane meridiann the book. Sep 16, Marc rated it liked it. Trivia About Notes on Blood Me Mark Twain’s “Which Was the Dream? You are commenting using your Twitter account.

May 14, Franc rated it it was amazing.


Much like the novel, Sepich’s book has a mystique all it’s own. May 1, Imprint: Long out of print, I was thrilled to pick up a copy of the UT Press reissue after paging through a copy at the Witliff Collection. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Includes map of the novel’s places as indrawn by the author.

But the contemporary accounts of the Yuma ferry massacre and assorted descriptions of John Joel Glanton will shatter any Cormackian’s mind. Fills in much of the real-life characters that populate the novel. At long last this classic and obscure work nores been reissued by UT. Brandon rated it it was amazing Nov 20, You’d have to spend years doing the research yourself. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

I highly recommend the book as a window sepixh McCarthy’s creative process and I hope any fan with check out Sepich’s website which provides concordances for all of McCarthy’s ouevre.

Ok, I didn’t read it all, but did a thorough skim today. You are commenting using your WordPress. Dec 22, Nate rated it liked it Shelves: Notes on Blood Meridian: Want to Read saving…. Little Known Tales in California History.