cormac mccarthy’s compound words 1

Because I may have been joking when I threw out all those ideas, but that doesn’t matter anymore. Now:

See Cormac McCarthy.

See Cormac McCarthy despise hyphens, and any spacing if to name a thing requires two words.

From Sutree:

-watertrucks
-highshouldered (“cats go forth highshouldered and lean”)
-sootblacked
-lightwire (“where lightwire shadows make a gothic harp”)
-casketmaker’s
-deathwear (“the deathwear stained with carrion”)
-trolleytracks
-steamshovel
-frograils
-fishplates
-kitestring

All on the first page! (3, in the Vintage International edition)

I have this inexplicable feeling of deja vu.

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~ by ironcupshrug on 11/23/2009.

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