The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy

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A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made.

In that small apartment, “Black” and “White,” as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins of two fundamentally opposing world-views. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men—though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is desperate to deny it.

Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life.

Deft, spare, and full of artful tension, “The Sunset Limited” is a beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deceptively intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.

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Cormac McCarthy (English Cormac McCarthy ; born July 20, 1933, Providence, Rhode Island, USA) is an American novelist and playwright. Before the publication in 1992 of the novel "Horses, horses ..." ("All the Pretty Horses") McCarthy was practically unknown, and his books were published in a circulation of two thousand copies. There were two reasons for this. Firstly, the point is in the books themselves: they are gloomy, there is a lot of cruelty and violence in them, while the plot thread sometimes completely escapes the reader, and unusual punctuation confuses. Secondly, the reason lies in the writer himself. McCarthy has been called "the most famous recluse of American literature after Salinger." McCarthy refused to promote his books: go on promotional tours around the country, give lectures and was extremely reluctant to give interviews, believing that his books speak for themselves. In 2007, the seclusion was broken after McCarthy`s post-apocalyptic novel The Road won the Pulitzer Prize. The 74-year-old writer has become more interviewed and has even appeared on the television show Oprah Winfrey, who chose his "The Road" for her book discussion club. Oprah`s choice did more for the popularity of the novel than even Pulitzer: the book`s sales quickly surpassed a million copies. McCarthy fans call him the greatest American writer since William Faulkner. Saul Bellow admired his "omnipotent command of language, his life-giving and death-giving phrases." Cormac McCarthy`s novels have a scope: he writes about existential issues, about epic heroes and the apocalyptic outcome. It is considered by many to be the main novel, Blood Meridian, about a gang that hunted Indians off the Texas-Mexican border in the 1840s. Some critics believe that in terms of its significance for American literature, "Bloody Meridian" can only be compared with "Moby Dick". At the same time, there are enough of those who are not at all enthusiastic about McCarthy. The New York Times` top literary critic notes that his books are full of "sentimentality, pretentiousness and a pompous sense of self-importance."  Cormac McCarthy, the foundation of the Oscar .  Official site , detailed biography .

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Cormac McCarthy (English Cormac McCarthy ; born July 20, 1933, Providence, Rhode Island, USA) is an American novelist and playwright. Before the publication in 1992 of the novel "Horses, horses ..." ("All the Pretty Horses") McCarthy was practically unknown, and his books were published in a circulation of two thousand copies. There were two reasons for this. Firstly, the point is in the books themselves: they are gloomy, there is a lot of cruelty and violence in them, while the plot thread sometimes completely escapes the reader, and unusual punctuation confuses. Secondly, the reason lies in the writer himself. McCarthy has been called "the most famous recluse of American literature after Salinger." McCarthy refused to promote his books: go on promotional tours around the country, give lectures and was extremely reluctant to give interviews, believing that his books speak for themselves. In 2007, the seclusion was broken after McCarthy`s post-apocalyptic novel The Road won the Pulitzer Prize. The 74-year-old writer has become more interviewed and has even appeared on the television show Oprah Winfrey, who chose his "The Road" for her book discussion club. Oprah`s choice did more for the popularity of the novel than even Pulitzer: the book`s sales quickly surpassed a million copies. McCarthy fans call him the greatest American writer since William Faulkner. Saul Bellow admired his "omnipotent command of language, his life-giving and death-giving phrases." Cormac McCarthy`s novels have a scope: he writes about existential issues, about epic heroes and the apocalyptic outcome. It is considered by many to be the main novel, Blood Meridian, about a gang that hunted Indians off the Texas-Mexican border in the 1840s. Some critics believe that in terms of its significance for American literature, "Bloody Meridian" can only be compared with "Moby Dick". At the same time, there are enough of those who are not at all enthusiastic about McCarthy. The New York Times` top literary critic notes that his books are full of "sentimentality, pretentiousness and a pompous sense of self-importance."  Cormac McCarthy, the foundation of the Oscar .  Official site , detailed biography .