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Larry McMurtry (1936–2021)

Auteur van Lonesome Dove

105+ Werken 37,332 Leden 782 Besprekingen Favoriet van 131 leden

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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 toon meer 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) toon minder

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Werken van Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove (1985) 8,361 exemplaren
Streets of Laredo (1993) 2,221 exemplaren
Dead Man's Walk (1995) 1,885 exemplaren
The Last Picture Show (1966) 1,867 exemplaren
Comanche Moon (1997) 1,837 exemplaren
Books: A Memoir (2008) 1,100 exemplaren
Sin Killer (2002) 1,041 exemplaren
Terms of Endearment (1975) 1,038 exemplaren
Texasville (1988) 890 exemplaren
Anything for Billy (1988) 865 exemplaren
Buffalo Girls (1990) 810 exemplaren
Boone's Lick (2000) 682 exemplaren
Avondster (1992) 669 exemplaren
Telegraph Days (2006) 666 exemplaren
The Wandering Hill (2003) 665 exemplaren
Duane's Depressed (1999) 640 exemplaren
Horseman, Pass By (1961) 612 exemplaren
By Sorrow's River (2003) 597 exemplaren
Fluitend naar de ondergang (1989) 584 exemplaren
Crazy Horse (1999) 582 exemplaren
Brokeback Mountain [film] (2005) — Screenwriter — 531 exemplaren
Zeke and Ned (1997) 528 exemplaren
Folly and Glory (2004) 515 exemplaren
Leaving Cheyenne (1963) 512 exemplaren
The Last Kind Words Saloon (2014) 447 exemplaren
Cadillac Jack (1982) 416 exemplaren
Moving On (1970) 409 exemplaren
Pretty Boy Floyd (1994) 406 exemplaren
Loop Group (2004) — Auteur — 306 exemplaren
The Desert Rose (1983) 305 exemplaren
Rhino Ranch (2009) 288 exemplaren
When the Light Goes (2007) 287 exemplaren
Late Child (1995) 270 exemplaren
In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas (1971) 245 exemplaren
Somebody's Darling (1978) 216 exemplaren
Literary Life: A Second Memoir (2009) 197 exemplaren
Custer (2012) 186 exemplaren
Paradise (2001) 138 exemplaren
Lonesome Dove #3 129 exemplaren
Film Flam : Essays on Hollywood (1987) 126 exemplaren
The Last Picture Show [1971 film] (1971) — Screenwriter — 119 exemplaren
Terms of Endearment [1983 film] (1983) — Auteur — 114 exemplaren
The Berrybender Narratives (2010) 97 exemplaren
Hollywood: A Third Memoir (2010) 97 exemplaren
Thalia: A Texas Trilogy (2017) 89 exemplaren
Hud [1963 film] (1963) — Auteur — 64 exemplaren
The Lonesome Dove Series (1960) 52 exemplaren
Lonesome Dove Part 1 Of 3 (2002) 39 exemplaren
Lonesome Dove : Episode 1 (1985) 30 exemplaren
Lonesome Dove : Episode 2 (1985) 28 exemplaren
Johnson County War [2002 TV movie] (2002) — Writer — 15 exemplaren
The Evening Star [1996 film] (1996) 11 exemplaren
Texasville [1990 film] (1990) — Auteur — 7 exemplaren
Lonesome Dove (Part 2 of 3) (1986) 5 exemplaren
Een stadje in het Westen (1991) — Auteur — 4 exemplaren
Brokeback Mountain: A Screenplay — Auteur — 3 exemplaren
Il cammino del morto (2024) 2 exemplaren
Thalia 1 exemplaar
Larry McMurtry Mixed Prepack (1999) 1 exemplaar
Missouri River (2006) 1 exemplaar
Pour Billy (1990) 1 exemplaar
Moving On Part 1 Of 2 (1992) 1 exemplaar
Comanche Moon Part 2 of 2 (1999) — Auteur — 1 exemplaar
Lovesome Dove 1 exemplaar

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Lonesome Dove [1989 TV mini-series] (1989) — Screenwriter — 211 exemplaren
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Texfake: An Account of the Theft and Forgery of Early Texas Printed Documents (1991) — Introductie, sommige edities33 exemplaren
Dead Man's Walk [1996 TV mini-series] (1996) — Screenplay — 21 exemplaren
Streets of Laredo [1995 TV mini series] (2001) — Original book — 21 exemplaren
South by Southwest: 24 Stories from Modern Texas (1986) — Medewerker — 10 exemplaren
Lovin' Molly [1974 film] — Original book — 2 exemplaren

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McMurtry's essays/lit crit/memoir reinvigorates my love of books. Starting with a recollection of reading WalterBenjamin on storytelling in a Texan Dairy Queen, he enkindles my reluctant desire to read Proust, to reread Virginia Woolf, to explore more classics in next year's Reading Challenge. He strikes horror in my chest describing the emotional effects of his open heart surgery in the 1990's. For the first time in four decades, he COULD NOT READ and it lasted over two years before he contentedly picked up a book.
He discusses his family heritage: the myth and reality of cowboys and cattle ranching on the mesquite-snarled prairies of his family grazing land which would have been better served by raising buffalo.
Next I've picked up his volume entitled Books as if I needed to add any titles to my burgeoning To Read list.
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featherbooks | 8 andere besprekingen | May 7, 2024 |
This novel chronicles the disastrous adventures of an English noble family as they sail up the Missouri River in search of buffalo for the aristocratic Lord Albany Berrybender to shoot. As is apparently typical of McMurtry novels is the dark humour which this one is full of it.Examples: Lord Berrybender accidentally shoots toes off his own foot but blames his gun boy.. His ignorance of everything leads to many unnecessary deaths of his family members as well as his staff. The descriptions of the Lord and his staff hunting in a windy snow storm where the temperature drops below 60 degrees is vividly described to the point where I felt cold.

Once I started, I found it difficult to put down. Recommended.

McMurtry's dedication for this book is a thank you to the second hand book sellers of the Western world who have helped him acquire an education.
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lamour | 14 andere besprekingen | Apr 26, 2024 |
#667 in our old book database. Not rated.
 
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villemezbrown | 16 andere besprekingen | Apr 19, 2024 |
#656 in our old book database. Not rated.
 
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Werken
105
Ook door
14
Leden
37,332
Populariteit
#491
Waardering
3.9
Besprekingen
782
ISBNs
922
Talen
15
Favoriet
131

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