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The Road

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Transcript of The Road

The Road By Cormac McCarthy
Post apocolyptic environment.
Born: July 20, 1933
Current age: 80
Historical Impact of The Road
The book was written during the 21 century (2006).
Significance of the Title
Who was the Author?
Setting of the Novel
Academic Criticism
Won the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achivement in American Fiction
Cormac McCarthy
Born as:
Charles McCarthy
Won the Pulitzer Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction for The Road (2006)
Won both the U.S national best book and the National Book Critics Circle Awards
McCarthy's first novel, The Orchard Keeper, was published by Random House in 1965
In the summer of 1965, using a Traveling Fellowship award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, He met Anne DeLisle
The man and son follow the road
Highlights the book's theme
Setting
Would I recomend this book?
"Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road, is a brilliant evocation of what the world might be like in the times after civilization ends. Unlike most post-apocalyptic literature, which tends toward unlikely, cookie-cutter fantasies, The Road gives us a bare, impossibly brutal world that feels true." -Review by The Quarterly Conversation.

I would recomend this book to people that like
the Walking Dead
because this has a good resemblence to that show.
Shows the developement of how reality would be like if an apocalypse occurs

1959, 1960 Ingram-Merrill awards
1965 Traveling Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
1966 William Faulkner Foundation Award for notable first novel for The Orchard Keeper
1969 Guggenheim Fellowship for creative writing
1981 MacArthur Fellowship
1992 National Book Award for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for All the Pretty Horses
1996 IMPAC Award longlist for The Crossing
2000 IMPAC Award longlist for Cities of the Plain
2006 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction and Believer Book Award for The Road
2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Road
2007 IMPAC Award shortlist for No Country for Old Men
2008 Premio Ignotus for The Road
2008 IMPAC Award longlist for The Road
2008 PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, for a career whose writing
"possesses qualities of excellence, ambition, and scale of achievement over a sustained career which place him or her in the highest rank of American literature."
2012 Best of the James Tait Black, shortlist, The Road

Jonathan Floyd
Jeffry Dollente
Sabrina Valle
Caitlin Foster

The Road and surrounding is grey.
South, to the coast.
"The Road from his other works is McCarthy’s ability to capture moments of lyrical and emotional beauty in a father and son’s haunted relationship even as a silent cloud of death covers the world in darkness." -BestSeller Review
This impacted the world by being one of the earlier books to describe the future in shambles.
Main Characters

The Man
The Boy
Literary Devices.

Point of View (the man)
Dead Setting
Flash back
Symbolism
style
Significance of when the novel was written

Impact the Novel had
Sad
Dramatic
Tense
Theme

Death
Good vs Evil
Paternal Love
Realistic prediction of our future
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