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The Sunset Limited

A Novel in Dramatic form

Full of rich dialogue, Cormac McCarthy's insightful and philosophical play, The Sunset Limited, probes the deepest questions of human existence.A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made. In that small apartment, 'Black' and 'White', as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history - mining the origins of two diametrically opposing world views, they begin a dialectic redolent of the best of Beckett. White is a professor whose seemingly enviable existence of relative ease has left him nonetheless in despair. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the more hopeful of the men - though he is just as desperate to convince White of the power of faith as White is to deny it. Their aim is no less than this: to discover the meaning of life. Deft, spare, and full of artful tension, The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy is a beautifully crafted, consistently thought-provoking, and deeply intimate work by one of the most insightful writers of our time.
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Cormac McCarthy is the author of many acclaimed novels, including The Road and Blood Meridian. Among his honours are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for lifetime achievement in American literature.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 160
Altersempfehlung ab 18
Erscheinungsdatum 01.02.2011
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-330-51819-2
Verlag Pan MacMillan
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/13/1,2 cm
Gewicht 139 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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