Cormac McCarthy Interview with Oprah Winfrey

Today, as a preview exercise, we will view segments of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Cormac McCarthy, author of THE ROAD.  You will also read excerpts from McCarthy’s notable novels or read quotes about writing by McCarthy.  We will discuss your reaction to these selections in order to provide you with a perspective of McCarthy’s style and the common themes expressed in his novels.

THEME-   A central idea in a piece of writing or other work of art: “The theme of desperation is found throughout his novels.”  

Reconsider:  What essential themes are conveyed in The Catcher in the Rye along with The Great Gatsby?

McCarthy quotes about Writing

Cormac McCarthy Novel Passages

McCarthy on Punctuation