NEW McCARTHY EXHIBITION IN SAN MARCOS

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  • 09 Sep 2014 at 11:14 am #5841

    Peter Josyph
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    A new exhibition at the Wittliff Collections, called CORMAC McCARTHY: UNVEILING A LITERARY LEGEND, curated by the superb Steve Davis, is viewable from now to December 19. It’s at the Alkek Library at Texas State-San Marcos. You can call the Collections at 512-245-2313 for more information. Admission to exhibitions is always free.

    I’ve seen two exhibitions at what is generally referred to, amongst McCarthy enthusiasts and scholars, as “the archive,” one on McCarthy, the other on Sam Shepard. Both of them have been compelling and memorable. For anyone considering research amongst the McCarthy papers in the Collections, this would be a special time to go.

    I’ll be there on September 18 giving a talk on McCarthy, signing books, chatting with students, etc., but the good news is that you can enjoy the exhibition WITHOUT having to listen to me!


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    09 Sep 2014 at 11:26 am #5844

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    22 Sep 2014 at 7:34 am #5896

    Peter Josyph
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    Having seen CORMAC McCARTHY: UNVEILING A LITERARY LEGEND, I can vouch for the fact that curator Steve Davis has done another superb job in mounting an exhibition about McCarthy and his work.

    There are selections from his manuscripts and his correspondence; there are interesting photographs; unusual editions of his novels; and an entire section devoted to McCarthy and film. One eyeopener for me is an illustrated excerpt of BLOOD MERIDIAN published in a magazine, an item I had never seen. Interesting to look down and see THE JUDGE printed large in a magazine spread. I wouldn’t mind having a copy of that…

    As this is a multimedia age, one hears traces of McCarthy’s oral voice as one browses the exhibition, for a TV set to low volume is looped to play McCarthy speaking with Oprah.

    I won’t say more about it, only to suggest that if you are contemplating time in the archive, try to make it before the exhibition disappears after December 19. It’s a fascinating arrangement of materials not to be seen elsewhere.


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