, The bleak outlook of the future, and the seemingly inhuman foreign antagonist Anton Chigurh of No Country for Old Men, is said to reflect the apprehension of the post-9/11 era. No Country for Old Men was adapted into a 2007 film, winning four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.  While discussing the people of Santa Fe, New Mexico with Vanity Fair, McCarthy said "If you don’t agree with them politically, you can’t just agree to disagree—they think you’re crazy. Beginning in early 1975, and armed with only "a few photographs in the footnotes to a 1928 biography of a famous pre-Civil War industrialist William Gregg as inspiration," he and McCarthy spent a year traveling the South in order to research the subject matter. 'The friends I do have are simply those who quit drinking,' he says. , In 1974, Richard Pearce of PBS contacted Cormac McCarthy and asked him to write the screenplay for an episode of Visions, a television drama series. , Since 1958, McCarthy has written all of his literary work and correspondence with a mechanical typewriter. He has voiced his admiration for scientific advances: "What physicists did in the 20th century was one of the extraordinary flowerings ever in the human enterprise. The interview took place in the library of the Santa Fe Institute.  As a result, McCarthy agreed to his first television interview, which aired on The Oprah Winfrey Show on June 5, 2007. It has to be vaguely plausible. He theorizes about the nature of the unconscious mind and its separation from human language.  The Southwestern Writers Collection/Wittliff Collections also holds The Wolmer Collection of Cormac McCarthy, which consists of letters between McCarthy and bibliographer J. Howard Woolmer, and four other related collections. , Nevertheless McCarthy has, according to scholar Steve Davis, an "incredible work ethic". , Also in 2006, McCarthy published the play The Sunset Limited. Because I had been having trouble editing posts, I decided to write my original post in WORD and then cut-and-paste it into this space. http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/nov/25/literary-honors-flow-for-mccarthy/, “Morgan says that not only has McCarthy been in Spain working on the movie, “The Counselor,” but he has also finished his latest novel, based in New Orleans.”. Not sure why that happened, but I restored it. " Although initially snubbed by many critics, the book has grown appreciably in stature in literary circles; Harold Bloom called Blood Meridian "the greatest single book since Faulkner's As I Lay Dying".  As a result, he has been labelled the "great pessimist of American literature. He maintained it by simply "blowing out the dust with a service station hose." Critics were mostly favorable in their reviews: Roger Ebert found it "powerful but lacks...emotional feeling", Peter Bradshaw noted "a guarded change of emphasis", while Dan Jolin found it to be a "faithful adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s devastating novel". There's no such thing as life without bloodshed. He had finished the novel while working part-time at an auto-parts warehouse in Chicago. " McCarthy later adapted it into a screenplay for a 2011 HBO film.  The family first lived on Noelton Drive in the upscale Sequoyah Hills subdivision, but by 1941 had settled in a house on Martin Mill Pike in South Knoxville (this latter house burned in 2009). Thanks Marty. Critics noted that the play was unorthodox and that it may have had more in common with a novel, hence McCarthy's subtitle: "a novel in dramatic form. "I don't understand them ... To me, that's not literature.  The episode would go on to be nominated for two primetime Emmy awards in 1977.  He is known to conduct exhaustive research on the historical settings and regional environments found in his fiction. " While living in the barn, he wrote his next book, Child of God (1973), based on actual events. But hopefully The passenger will at … During the interview, he related several stories illustrating the degree of outright poverty he endured at times during his career as a writer.  The Orchard Keeper won a 1966 William Faulkner Foundation Award for notable first novel. Richard B. Woodward has described his writing as "reminiscent of early Hemingway. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers..  As a result, Spanish has appeared in many of his works. Like Outer Dark before it, Child of God was set in southern Appalachia. All the Pretty Horses, The Road, and Child of God have also been adapted into films, while Outer Dark was turned into a 15-minute short.  He has also done copy-editing work for physicists Lawrence M. Krauss and Lisa Randall.  ", A comprehensive archive of McCarthy's personal papers is preserved at the Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.