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Cormac McCarthy, one of the greatest writers in American history, has died

He was known for such works as No Country for Old Men (2005), The Road (2006), and Suttree (1979).

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Cormac McCarthy, a highly influential figure in American literature for the majority of the past 50 years, passed away today at his residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico, according to his publisher, Knopf.

The announcement of his passing came through a statement from his publisher, Penguin Random House, who did not provide details regarding the specific cause of his death.

He was known for such works as No Country for Old Men (2005), The Road (2006), and Suttree (1979).

In his twelve novels, Mr. McCarthy delved into the depths of human nature, illuminating its darker aspects with a prose that was both spare and lyrical, evoking emotions that were poignant yet devoid of sentimentality.

Fellow author Saul Bellow lauded his mastery of language, describing his sentences as simultaneously life-giving and death-dealing. Many literary critics regarded him as a successor to the likes of William Faulkner and Herman Melville, as he shared their exploration of themes such as loss, suffering, violence, and destiny.

He was 89 years old.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.


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