The Cormac McCarthy Society is pleased to announce that the second volume in its casebook series on Cormac McCarthy, They Rode On: Blood Meridian and the Tragedy of the American West, is now available for preorder. We expect the book to arrive in mid June, but we are offering special preorder pricing through the end of May. The retail price will be US$5-10 more per copy, so we urge you to get your orders in soon.
For those of you who have missed the relevant forum post, Amazon.com is now listing The Counselor: A Screenplay with a publication date of 8 October 2013.
No cover art yet, but the book’s available for preorder.
The Cormac McCarthy Society announces the immediate availability of The Cormac McCarthy Journal, Volume 10.
A keynote address by the indomitable Peter Josyph (with the understated title “How Cormac McCarthy Saved Civilization”) and a dinner celebrating the 20th anniversary of both All the Pretty Horses and the Cormac McCarthy Society highlight the Society’s just-released 20th Anniversary Conference Schedule. Four days of activities are planned, including presentations by over 40 scholars and independent researchers from around the world.
As we’ve said before, this event is shaping up to be a big deal (yes, that’s a term of art) in McCarthy studies, and it’s also going to be, to quote one of the conference organizers, “a hell of a good time.”
We would remind you, once again, that reservations at the Historic Boone Tavern may well be in short supply. If you’re planning to attend, get your registration fees paid and those hotel reservations made.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Berea, Kentucky, in March. Further details are available by following the links to the conference pages:
We’ve some new information about room sharing, as well.
The cost for a guestroom with two double beds is USD108.90 per night total including tax. Please email us if you want to find a roommate to share the expense of a room at the Boone Tavern with you. We will forward your email to anyone else who is also looking for a roommate, and vice-versa, so that you can make arrangements with them.
The deadline for submitting abstracts for consideration for the All the Pretty Horses 20th Anniversary Conference has been extended. We will consider abstracts submitted through next Friday, December 14. If you’re planning to submit a paper proposal but have not, please email Rick Wallach and inform him of your intent. This is shaping up to be a large, well-attended conference, so get those submissions in as quickly as possible.
The Cormac McCarthy Society Announces its first ever sale.
In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re offering a 10% discount on all items in the Bookshop through next Friday, December 14. The name Outer Dark Friday Sale has ben suggested, but for brevity’s sake, the discount that appears in the shopping cart will go by the appellation “Bleak Friday Sale.”
Society Members, please check your email. We have a few special members-only discounts that we’ll handle apart from the normal Bookshop process. If you’re interested in those items, the email will instruct you how to proceed.
Cormac McCarthy’s House: Reading McCarthy Without Walls is available for preorder from Amazon.com.
Before you get your hopes up too high about this new collection, note that it will not appear until next March. Still, it’s never too early to preorder.
As always, ordering from Amazon.com via these links benefits the work of the Society.
Those of you who have preordered our Suttree casebook will be pleased to know that the books have finally been shipped to the Society, and we’ll be shipping them out to you early next week. The slight delay was primarily due to the disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy, but delivery services, etc., handled their backlogs pretty quickly.
Those of you who ordered the paperback will be receiving your books first; the hardcover edition takes slightly longer to put together, so we will probably be shipping those later in the week.
Of course, if you have thus far neglected to get yourself a copy, you can order it here.
The Cormac McCarthy Society announces the publication of the first in our casebook series, You Would Not Believe What Watches: Suttree and Cormac McCarthy’s Knoxville. More details are available on the Bookshop.
Christian Kiefer was one of the earliest Society Members and has been for years an all-around supporter of our mission. He was a regular conference participant, and he quite possibly coined the term “Cormackian,” as in “The Fightin’ Cormackians” who sparred in obscurity on the very first iteration of our Forum here.
His first novel, The Infinite Tides, was published on June 19. The book is getting phenomenal reviews, so we urge you to give it a look.