"A COLOSSALLY GIFTED WRITER": CORMAC MCCARTHY'S NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
MCCARTHY, Cormac. No Country for Old Men. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. Octavo, original black paper boards, original dust jacket. $375.
First trade edition of McCarthy's "harrowing, propulsive drama… about a stone-cold killer, a small-town sheriff, and an average Joe" (New York Times), basis for the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning film.
"Cormac McCarthy has said, in interviews, that there is 'no such thing as life without bloodshed,' and that the novelist's proper occupation is with death. His work gives eloquent witness to this vision… McCarthy is a colossally gifted writer" (New Yorker). No Country for Old Men affirms this in his electrifying tale "about a stone-cold killer, a small-town sheriff and an average Joe who stumbles across a leather case filled with more than $2 million in hot drug money… McCarthy turns the elaborate cat-and-mouse game… into harrowing, propulsive drama, cutting from one frightening, violent set piece to another with cinematic economy and precision" (New York Times). Basis for the Coen brothers' 2007 film with Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem that won four Oscars, including Best Picture. Preceded by two signed limited editions: a leather-bound edition of 75 copies and a half-leather edition of 325 copies. "First Edition" on copyright page.
A fine copy.