Where a man can be a man

Margaret Anne Doody

  • All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
    Picador, 302 pp, £5.99, November 1993, ISBN 0 330 33169 8

In Cormac McCarthy’s latest novel, the young hero, imprisoned in a jail in Mexico and suffering harsh conditions, has a brilliant dream – a dream calling for some very earnest writing on the part of the author:

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