First Page of an Early Draft of Blood Meridian

 

Nice article at Slate on Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, touching on how “all the way to galley proof in 1984, McCarthy whittled Blood Meridian down into the lean nightmare we now know. He cut whole characters and became more and more sparing of his description of the ones that remained. This was nowhere more pronounced than with the character of the kid, the nameless ruffian and pseudo-protagonist of the tale.” Good stuff. (Thanks to Garrett for alerting me to it).

 

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2 comments

  1. Zellie M. Quinn · October 10, 2012

    Fascinating. thanks for sharing. Gives me hope for my own writing.

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  2. Mark Geoffrey Kirshner · October 10, 2012

    Reblogged this on Mark Geoffrey Kirshner.

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