What else to read before rereading BM?

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  • 11 Feb 2018 at 1:08 pm #10170

    I want to reread BM with a greater understanding of the themes, symbolism, and history. What should I read beforehand in order to accomplish this? The Bible? Wikipedia articles about gnosticism? Chamberlain?

    Are there print or web annotations that you’ve found helpful as a companion to active reading?

    11 Feb 2018 at 3:19 pm #10171


    John Sepich’s Notes on Blood Meridian is a good place to start then branch out from there. The criticism on BM is wide and deep, much like McCarthy. My two cents.

    12 Feb 2018 at 8:30 pm #10175

    Rick Wallach

    You could also read the novel Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. It’s Blood Meridian at the circus.

    No kidding.

    15 Feb 2018 at 7:20 pm #10181


    Look in this forum for New Introduction to Blood Meridian by Philipp Meyer. It might be at the top of the list.

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