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Of this is the judge judge and the night does not end (Blood Meridian)

In that sleep and in sleeps to follow the judge did visit. Who would come other? A great shambling mutant, silent and serene. Whatever his antecedents he was something wholly other than their sum, nor was there system by which to divide him back into his origins for he would not go.

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Top 5ive Villains: Jeremy

5. Iago from Othello. He’s not the original bad guy. That honor goes to Satan, but, seeing as Iago is modeled after Milton’s Satan, he’s pretty close to the first. 669 more words

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There Is No "Our" In Government

A writer named Carl Kandutsch recently penned a thoughtful analysis of Blood Meridian, a novel by Cormac McCarthy, in an article for CounterPunch titled “ 978 more words


Blood Meridian

So, I’ve been re-reading Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.  I came across this piece of dialogue spoken by the character of Judge Holden, who is perhaps the novel’s most disturbing figure, but also the most fascinating.   217 more words


Quote of the Day

“It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. 16 more words

Quote Of The Day

Blood Meridian and The Nature of the Universe

Yesterday’s post, in which I excerpted a couple of passages from Samuel Delany channeling Foucault, is followed today by two excerpts from Cormac McCarthy‘s  501 more words


Blood Meridian is a Violent Literary Masterpiece

Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West is quite simply the finest novel I have ever read.

The novel was originally published in 1985. 909 more words