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Larry McMurtry (1936–2021)

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Larry McMurtry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, among other awards, is the author of twenty-four novels, two collections of essays, two memoirs, more than thirty screenplays, & an anthology of modern Western fiction. He lives in Archer City, Texas. (Publisher Provided) Novelist Larry visa mer McMurtry was born June 3, 1936 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He received a B.A. from North Texas State University in 1958, an M.A. from Rice University in 1960, and attended Stanford University. He married Josephine Ballard in 1959, divorced in 1966, and had one son, folksinger James McMurtry. Until the age of 22, McMurtry worked on his father's cattle ranch. When he was 25, he published his first novel, "Horseman, Pass By" (1961), which was turned into the Academy Award-winning movie Hud in 1962. "The Last Picture Show" (1966) was made into a screenplay with Peter Bogdanovich, and the 1971 movie was nominated for eight Oscars, including one for best screenplay adaptation. "Terms of Endearment" (1975) received little attention until the movie version won five Oscars, including Best Picture, in 1983. McMurtry's novel "Lonesome Dove" (1985) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 and the Spur Award and was followed by two popular TV miniseries. The other titles in the Lonesome Dove Series are "Streets of Laredo" (1993), "Dead Man's Walk" (1995), and "Comanche Moon" (1997). The other books in his Last Picture Show Trilogy are "Texasville" (1987) and "Duane's Depressed" (1999). McMurtry suffered a heart attack in 1991 and had quadruple-bypass surgery. Following that, he suffered from severe depression and it was during this time he wrote "Streets of Laredo," a dark sequel to "Lonesome Dove." His companion Diana Ossana, helping to pull him out of his depression, collaborated with him on "Pretty Boy Floyd" (1994) and "Zeke and Ned" (1997). He co-won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Brokeback Mountain in 2006. He made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title's Custer and The Last Kind Words Saloon. McMurtry is considered one of the country's leading antiquarian book dealers. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove (1985) 8,139 exemplar
Streets of Laredo (1993) 2,149 exemplar
The Last Picture Show (1966) 1,822 exemplar
Dead Man's Walk (1995) 1,821 exemplar
Comanche Moon (1997) 1,772 exemplar
Books: A Memoir (2008) 1,091 exemplar
Ömhetsbevis (1975) 1,016 exemplar
Sin Killer (2002) 1,009 exemplar
Du känner nog inte mig (1988) 870 exemplar
Anything for Billy (1988) 846 exemplar
Buffalo Girls (1990) 787 exemplar
Boone's Lick (2000) 664 exemplar
The Evening Star (1992) 656 exemplar
The Wandering Hill (2003) 650 exemplar
Telegraph Days (2006) 647 exemplar
Duane's Depressed (1999) 628 exemplar
Horseman, Pass By (1961) 600 exemplar
By Sorrow's River (2003) 580 exemplar
Somliga kan vissla (1989) 569 exemplar
Crazy Horse (1999) 567 exemplar
Zeke and Ned (1997) 520 exemplar
Brokeback Mountain [2005 film] (2005) — Screenwriter — 504 exemplar
Folly and Glory (2004) 502 exemplar
Leaving Cheyenne (1963) 491 exemplar
The Last Kind Words Saloon (2014) 433 exemplar
Cadillac Jack (1982) 414 exemplar
Moving On (1970) 402 exemplar
Pretty Boy Floyd (1994) 398 exemplar
Loop Group (2004) — Författare — 303 exemplar
The Desert Rose (1983) 294 exemplar
Rhino Ranch (2009) 285 exemplar
When the Light Goes (2007) 277 exemplar
Late Child (1995) 265 exemplar
Somebody's Darling (1978) 210 exemplar
Literary Life: A Second Memoir (2009) 195 exemplar
Custer (2012) 184 exemplar
Paradise (2001) 136 exemplar
Film Flam : Essays on Hollywood (1987) 124 exemplar
The Last Picture Show [1971 film] (1971) — Screenwriter — 111 exemplar
Terms of Endearment [1983 film] (1983) — Författare — 108 exemplar
The Berrybender Narratives (2010) 97 exemplar
Hollywood: A Third Memoir (2010) 96 exemplar
Thalia: A Texas Trilogy (2017) 80 exemplar
Hud [1963 film] (1963) — Författare — 61 exemplar
The Lonesome Dove Series (1960) 50 exemplar
Lonesome Dove #3 38 exemplar
Lonesome Dove Part 1 Of 3 (2002) 38 exemplar
Lonesome Dove : Episode 1 (1985) 30 exemplar
Lonesome Dove : Episode 2 (1985) 28 exemplar
The Evening Star [1996 film] (1997) 9 exemplar
Texasville [1990 film] (1990) — Författare — 6 exemplar
Lonesome Dove (Part 2 of 3) (1986) 5 exemplar
Een stadje in het Westen. Dl. II: Op zoek naar Montana (1991) — Författare — 4 exemplar
Brokeback Mountain: A Screenplay — Författare — 3 exemplar
Missouri River (2006) 1 exemplar
Pour Billy (1990) 1 exemplar
Larry McMurtry Mixed Prepack (1999) 1 exemplar
Moving On Part 1 Of 2 (1992) 1 exemplar
Comanche Moon Part 2 of 2 (1999) — Författare — 1 exemplar
Lovesome Dove 1 exemplar

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Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 484 exemplar
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Lonesome Dove [1989 TV mini-series] (1989) — Screenwriter — 199 exemplar
The Facts of Life: and Other Dirty Jokes (2002) — Förord — 123 exemplar
Lone Star Literature: From the Red River to the Rio Grande: A Texas Anthology (2003) — Förord, vissa utgåvor66 exemplar
Avedon at Work: In the American West (2001) — Förord — 64 exemplar
Texfake: An Account of the Theft and Forgery of Early Texas Printed Documents (1991) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor33 exemplar
Streets of Laredo [1995 TV mini series] (2001) — Original book — 20 exemplar
Dead Man's Walk [1996 TV mini-series] (1996) — Screenplay — 19 exemplar
South by Southwest: 24 Stories from Modern Texas (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
Lovin' Molly [1974 film] — Original book — 2 exemplar


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In 1842, young Texas Rangers Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call are introduced quickly and brutally to the rangering life on their first expedition, in which they are stalked by the Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump. After a narrow escape, the rangers return to civilization, only to quickly join an expedition to capture and annex Santa Fe, part of New Mexico (the part east of the Rio Grande) for Texas. The expedition, led by pirate and soldier of fortune, Caleb Cobb, is ultimately a failure; of the 200 initial adventurers, only about 40 survive, falling to starvation, bears, and Indians, only to be swiftly arrested by the Mexican authorities. Those survivors are forced to march the Jornada del Muerto ("Dead Man's Walk") to El Paso, and many, Mexican and Texan alike, die along the journey. The Texas contingent is reduced to ten persons when the captives panic after they observe cavalry drilling and are slaughtered in a blood lust as they flee. At their destination, the ten are forced to gamble for their lives by drawing a bean from a jar - a white bean signals life, a black bean death. Call and McCrae are among the five survivors. The last Rangers then return to Texas, escorting a Scottish woman and her son, who have also been held captive by the Mexicans, as well as an African woman the Comanches fear as she is thought to be a feared dark woman on a white horse who will ensure the Comanches’ downfall.… (mer)
CalleFriden | 31 andra recensioner | Mar 6, 2023 |
It is the second book published in the Lonesome Dove series, but the fourth and final book chronologically
Between Lonesome Dove and Streets of Laredo
Between the events of the two books, quite a bit has happened. Lorena, lover of Gus McCrae, has left Clara and married Pea Eye Parker, of the former Hat Creek Outfit. They have several children, and own a farm in the Texas Panhandle. Pea Eye is thoroughly devoted to Lorena, and Lorena has learned to reciprocate and become almost equally attached to Pea Eye. Lorena teaches in a nearby schoolhouse. The cattle ranch (set up by the Hat Creek outfit in Montana) has collapsed. Newt is dead, fallen on by the Hell Bitch. Call has finally admitted to himself that Newt was his son. July Johnson is dead, and Clara lives alone. Call has gone back to being a Ranger and a gun-for-hire. Trains have greatly expanded the reach of civilization and have pushed back the frontier. The American West is no longer rough and tumble, and Captain Woodrow F. Call has become a relic, albeit a greatly respected one. Nineteen-year-old Joey Garza and his deadly German rifle (capable of killing a man at a distance of half a mile) are not about to let law and order close the book on the Wild West just yet.… (mer)
CalleFriden | 26 andra recensioner | Mar 6, 2023 |
a collection of essays by the American writer Larry McMurtry. It was published in 2001 by New York Review Books, and consists chiefly of articles, book reviews and also some interesting tidbits about the young woman that had appeared in the publishing house's affiliated magazine The New York Review of Books between 1997 and 2001. The book was generally well received by reviewers.
CalleFriden | 4 andra recensioner | Mar 3, 2023 |
Welcome to the wild, hot-blooded adventures of Billy the Kid, the American West's most legendary outlaw. Larry McMurtry takes us on a hell-for-leather journey with Billy and his friends as they ride, drink, love, fight, shoot, and escape their way into the shining memories of Western myth. Surrounded by a splendid cast of characters that only Larry McMurtry could create, Billy charges headlong toward his fate, to become in death the unforgettable desperado he aspires to be in life.
CalleFriden | 4 andra recensioner | Mar 2, 2023 |


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