The Wild West, 9/11, and Mexicans in Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men

  title={The Wild West, 9/11, and Mexicans in Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men},
  author={Junghyun Hwang},
  journal={Texas Studies in Literature and Language},
  pages={346 - 371}
  • Junghyun Hwang
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • Texas Studies in Literature and Language
abstract:Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men (2005) depicts a 1980s Texas border town as an Anglo-American community attacked by Mexicans, whose presence McCarthy indicates mainly through drugs and violence. By analyzing McCarthy’s archival drafts and revisions, and contextualizing the representation of Mexicans in the post-9/11 southern border reality, I reveal how the novel, composed and published between 2003 and 2005, embodies a 9/11 subtext. 


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