This article explores the dichotomy of life and death in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing through Jacques Derrida’s deconstructive lens. The article traces the novel’s ostensible indications that death is absolute, but highlights passages from the work which suggest shared narratives can challenge and even conquer death’s sting. Ultimately, the article interprets how McCarthy’s text breaks down the dichotomy between life and death and instead suggests that death can be transcended through storytelling.
"Immortality Through Tale in "The Crossing","
Vol. 5, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/globaltides/vol5/iss1/1