Posted on by Rick Wallach
I want to keep everyone abreast of the Society’s new publishing project – the long awaited revised and expanded edition of volume 4 of The Cormac McCarthy Journal, which will be published as a stand-alone casebook in a larger 6″ X 9″ trade paperback format and entitled You Would Not Believe What Watches: Suttree and Cormac McCarthy’s Knoxville. It will include all the seminal essays from the original publication, plus some truly excellent new material from Lydia Cooper, Bob Gentry, Bryan Giemza, Peter Josyph, Daniel King, Wes Morgan, Jack Neely, Leslie Harper Worthington, and a several other contributors. This volume will also feature a much-expanded bibliography and reference section. The book is now in its layout phase and will be sent to the printer in a few more weeks. We’re planning a limited number of hardcover editions as well as the paperback version.
We should know the price of the book by the middle of August, at which time we will for a limited time make pre-orders available at a discount for Society members. The pre-order price will be even lower than the eventual member’s retail price, and will enable us to escrow the printing expense in advance of the actual press run. We’ll provide more details as we have them.
Quick update: the Suttree casebook is still in the layout phase; blame vacation time and the distractions of the new school year startup for the delay. That, plus it’s a big book – figure about 350 plus pages. Everything you always wanted to know about Suttree but were too befuddled to ask, plus a few major surprises. We still plan to make the pre-order offer to our members (and a slightly higher one to non-members) as soon as our printer lets us know the approximate per-issue cost.
Immediately thereafter, we’ll go to work on the Blood Meridian casebook, a critical anthology built largely of the essays from the 25th Anniversary Conference on Blood Meridian in October of 2010.
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