Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Novels For Students Features "All the Pretty Horses"

The latest volume (36) of Gale's Novels for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Commonly Studied Novels is out.

Novels for Students is a literary student textbook aimed at high school and undergraduates that introduces and seeks to contextualize a selection of literary works in each volume (cf. this fuller description of the series).

In volume 36, they feature McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses. In their "Criticism" section, they reprint my article on McCarthy's use of dreams that was published in the Explicator a few years ago.

The McCarthy section looks like it would be helpful in teaching this novel (though, obviously I'm biased regarding the quality of at least one of the critical excerpts!).

If you're interested in reading my selection, here are the bibliographic deets:
"Dreams as a Structural Framework in Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses." In The Explicator 66.3 (Spring 2008), 166-170. Reprinted in Novels For Students, Volume 36 (Detroit: Gale-Cengage, 2011), 35-37. (full text) (pdf)

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