Larry McMurtry : a life / Tracy Daugherty.
- ISBN: 9781250282330
- ISBN: 1250282330
- Physical Description: 550 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2023.
- Copyright: ©2023
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Heart's country -- Country bypasses -- The heart.
"A biography of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Daugherty. In over forty books, in a career that spanned over sixty years, Larry McMurtry staked his claim as a superior chronicler of the American West, and as the Great Plains' keenest witness since Willa Cather and Wallace Stegner. Larry McMurtry: A Life traces his origins as one of the last American writers who had direct contact with this country's pioneer traditions. It follows his astonishing career as bestselling novelist, Pulitzer-Prize winner, author of the beloved Lonesome Dove, Academy-Award winning screenwriter, public intellectual, and passionate bookseller. A sweeping and insightful look at a versatile, one-of-a-kind American writer, this book is a must-read for every Larry McMurtry fan"-- Provided by publisher.
In over forty books, in a career that spanned over sixty years, Larry McMurtry staked his claim as a superior chronicler of the American West, and as the Great Plains' keenest witness since Willa Cather and Wallace Stegner. Daugherty traces his origins as one of the last American writers who had direct contact with this country's pioneer traditions. He follows McMurtry's career as a bestselling novelist and Pulitzer-Prize winner, and shows how life as a nomad, immersing himself in a world of bookshops and movie theaters, helped McMurtry learn the rhythms of narrative. Themes of loss, and the need to fill the hollowness, made McMurtry more than the mere purveyor of cowboy myths that many considered him to be. -- adapted from jacket, first chapter, and publisher info
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