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Notes on Blood Meridian
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Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Edwin T. Arnold
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introductions
    • The Problem of Information
    • Three Sections
    • Scalp Hunting and the Glanton Gang
    • Indian Haters
  • 2. Biographies
    • Reverend Green
    • Judge Holden
    • Captain White
    • John Joel Glanton
    • Albert Speyer
    • Consul Bennett Riddells
    • Governor Angel Trias
    • Grannyrat
    • Bathcat
    • Mangas Colorado
    • Sarah Borginnis
    • Yuma Chiefs
    • Callaghan
  • 3. Settings and Sources
    • Leonids
    • Comanche Attack
    • Ciboleros
    • Hueco Tanks
    • Jesus Maria
    • Wild Bull
    • Meteorite
    • June 11, 1850
    • Fort Griffin
    • Chamberlain
    • Ruxton
    • Hobbs
    • Audubon
    • Bartlett
    • Wislizenus
    • Hughes
    • Mayne Reid
    • Dobie
    • Ober
    • Bourke
  • 4. Addenda
    • Languages: Spanish, French, German
    • Map Citations
  • Essays
    • 5. Tarot and Divination
    • 6. Judge Holden's Gunpowder
    • 7. Knitting the Winds
    • 8. Why Believe the Judge?
  • 9. Concordances
    • Narrative Voice
    • Wolves
    • Apes
    • Smiles and Laughter
    • Egg and Dome
    • Fools and Crazies
    • Hallucinatory Void
    • Celestial
    • Marine
    • Carnival
    • Religious
    • Ritual, Music, and Dance
    • Chance, Fortune, and Deception
    • "Knitting the Winds" Concordances: Reins, Strap, String, Thread
    • "As if . . . in a dream"
    • The Kid Helps
    • Look . . . Look Away
    • Horses Shy, Horses Steady
    • Agency, Commitment, Witness
  • 10. Massacre Accounts
    • New York Daily Tribune
    • William Carr's Los Angeles Deposition
    • Daily Alta California
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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Now back in print with a new preface and two new essays--the essential guide and companion to Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy's acclaimed novel of the Old West that has been compared to the work of Dante, Homer, Melville, and Faulkner.

About the Author

John Sepich is an artist living a few miles west of road signs in rural central Illinois, doing different things to make ends meet.

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