Imagining the future

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy was born in 1933 in the USA.

In 1961 he married Lee Holleman, from which the United Nations had son, Cullen. Left without a degree study, he moved with his family to Chicago, but to return to Tennessee, the marriage ends. In 1965 thanks to a scholarship to study data from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and we undertook the "Sylvania", with the intention to visit Ireland.

In 2006 he published his last work of fiction, The road, which continues in the style of the nineties novels, but with sci-catastrophic setting, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
McCarthy now lives in New Mexico, with his wife Jennifer Winkley and his son John.


The Road, is a novel that describes a terrifyingly devasted world but ends with an optimistic belief in humanity that allows us some hope for the future.
The protagonist are a father anche his son who live in a post-apocalyptic America. The father and son set off towrds the south to find some warmth.
In the desolate world that the two main characters are crossing, the hardest commitment of all is sticking to one's humanity, renouncing violence, but also holding on to the affectionate everyday life that binds the man and the child.

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