A World Thoroughly Unmade: McCarthy’s Conclusion to The Road
On McCarthy’s allusion to “Big Two-Hearted River,” arguing that Hemingway’s ending on the restorative powers of the pastoral landscape is more salutary and reassuring than McCarthy’s final images of the fragility of the natural world.
Brandt, Kenneth K. “A World Thoroughly Unmade: McCarthy’s Conclusion to The Road.” Explicator 70, no. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2012): 63-6.