The Road by Cormac McCarthy: Whence the Battleground of the Human Spirit

Oh God, and *wow*. Just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I can’t stop crying. Heartbreaking and horrifying, it is also rife with love and hope for the worthiness of “carrying the fire” that’s inside us always. McCarthy’s harsh and precise prose, sparing dialogue –pregnant with endless layered subtexts of the relationship between father and son, parent and child, one […]

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