Cormac McCarthy has died

Cormac McCarthy, a reclusive and acclaimed writer known for his exploration of a dark and violent world of outsiders, has passed away at the age of 89. McCarthy’s books included “All the Pretty Horses,” “The Road,” and “No Country for Old Men,” all of which were adapted into films. Some critics found his work self-consciously masculine and sometimes portentous, but others considered him an American master, alongside the likes of Faulkner, Melville, and Dostoyevsky. McCarthy was known for his sparse and austere prose, often shorn of punctuation, and he lived quietly outside the literary mainstream, rarely granting interviews or giving readings.

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