Monday, June 04, 2007

Cormac McCarthy and Oprah

There's an article by Eric Miles Williamson in today's Los Angeles Times about Cormac McCarthy and Oprah's concern with moral fiction.

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Anyone else see it?

3 comments:

Deborah said...

I didn't see it but I'll be sure to watch your link even as I tiVo my machine for Michael Moore on Tuesday.

Marrie said...

I saw Cormac McCarthy's interview with Oprah and, I must say, I respect him more having seen him. He seems smart and quirky and a bit inaccessible. He claims he doesn't care too much whether one person or one billion people read his work. If he reaches only the people who appreciate and understand him, "it would be nice." He also claims there's a perfect interior image in his mind, and he writes to recreate that image for the reader. He can never entirely succeed, but each day he strives to render that image into words. Very inspiring stuff!

He claims this will be his last interview. And that's a shame, because I wasn't sure that Oprah was the best person for this task. Charlie Rose? Terry Gross? BDB? But, perhaps for this one, not Oprah.

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett said...

I wish I would have seen it--I think. Oprah's not a deep interviewer, in my humble opinion. But I'm very interested in him.....