Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West | Critical Essay by Jay Twomey

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West.
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Critical Essay by Jay Twomey

SOURCE: Twomey, Jay. “Tempting the Child: The Lyrical Madness of Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian.Southern Quarterly 37, nos. 3-4 (spring-summer 1999): 255-65.

In the following essay, Twomey characterizes Blood Meridian as a battle between the madness of Judge Holden, who converts the Glanton Gang to his irrational mindset, and the resistant kid—a battle in which the judge finally triumphs.

I walked in a desert. And I cried, “Ah, God, take me from this place!” A voice said, “It is no desert.” I cried, “Well, but— The sand, the heart, the vacant horizon.” A voice said, “It is no desert.” 

—Stephen Crane

Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian is an epic of violence stark and calamitous, set in the liminal...

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