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Larry McMurtry (1936–2021)

Autor(a) de Lonesome Dove

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove (1985) 8,139 exemplares
Streets of Laredo (1993) 2,150 exemplares
The Last Picture Show (1966) 1,823 exemplares
Dead Man's Walk (1995) 1,821 exemplares
Comanche Moon (1997) 1,771 exemplares
Books: A Memoir (2008) 1,092 exemplares
Terms of Endearment (1975) 1,016 exemplares
Sin Killer (2002) 1,009 exemplares
Texasville (1988) 870 exemplares
Anything for Billy (1988) 848 exemplares
Buffalo Girls (1990) 787 exemplares
Boone's Lick (2000) 665 exemplares
The Evening Star (1992) 656 exemplares
The Wandering Hill (2003) 650 exemplares
Telegraph Days (2006) 648 exemplares
Duane's Depressed (1999) 628 exemplares
Horseman, Pass By (1961) 600 exemplares
By Sorrow's River (2003) 580 exemplares
Some Can Whistle (1989) 569 exemplares
Crazy Horse (1999) 567 exemplares
Zeke and Ned (1997) 519 exemplares
Brokeback Mountain [2005 film] (2005) — Screenwriter — 504 exemplares
Folly and Glory (2004) 503 exemplares
Leaving Cheyenne (1963) 490 exemplares
The Last Kind Words Saloon (2014) 433 exemplares
Cadillac Jack (1982) 414 exemplares
Moving On (1970) 402 exemplares
Pretty Boy Floyd (1994) 398 exemplares
Loop Group (2004) — Autor — 303 exemplares
The Desert Rose (1983) 294 exemplares
Rhino Ranch (2009) 285 exemplares
When the Light Goes (2007) 278 exemplares
Late Child (1995) 266 exemplares
Somebody's Darling (1978) 210 exemplares
Literary Life: A Second Memoir (2009) 195 exemplares
Custer (2012) 184 exemplares
Paradise (2001) 136 exemplares
Film Flam : Essays on Hollywood (1987) 124 exemplares
The Last Picture Show [1971 film] (1971) — Screenwriter — 111 exemplares
Terms of Endearment [1983 film] (1983) — Autor — 108 exemplares
The Berrybender Narratives (2010) 97 exemplares
Hollywood: A Third Memoir (2010) 97 exemplares
Thalia: A Texas Trilogy (2017) 80 exemplares
Hud [1963 film] (1963) — Autor — 61 exemplares
The Lonesome Dove Series (1960) 50 exemplares
Lonesome Dove #3 41 exemplares
Lonesome Dove Part 1 Of 3 (2002) 38 exemplares
Lonesome Dove : Episode 1 (1985) 30 exemplares
Lonesome Dove : Episode 2 (1985) 28 exemplares
The Evening Star [1996 film] (1997) 9 exemplares
Texasville [1990 film] (1990) — Autor — 6 exemplares
Lonesome Dove (Part 2 of 3) (1986) 5 exemplares
Brokeback Mountain: A Screenplay — Autor — 3 exemplares
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) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Lovesome Dove 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Ceremony (1977) — Introdução, algumas edições3,452 exemplares
Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression (2001) — Contribuidor — 484 exemplares
Doña Barbara (1929) — Prefácio, algumas edições466 exemplares
Lonesome Dove [1989 TV mini-series] (1989) — Screenwriter — 199 exemplares
The Facts of Life: and Other Dirty Jokes (2002) — Prefácio — 123 exemplares
Lone Star Literature: From the Red River to the Rio Grande: A Texas Anthology (2003) — Prefácio, algumas edições66 exemplares
Avedon at Work: In the American West (2001) — Prefácio — 64 exemplares
Texfake: An Account of the Theft and Forgery of Early Texas Printed Documents (1991) — Introdução, algumas edições33 exemplares
Streets of Laredo [1995 TV mini series] (2001) — Original book — 20 exemplares
Dead Man's Walk [1996 TV mini-series] (1996) — Screenplay — 19 exemplares
South by Southwest: 24 Stories from Modern Texas (1986) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Lovin' Molly [1974 film] — Original book — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Larry McMurtry em Legacy Libraries (Fevereiro 14)
MARCH GROUP READ - Lonesome Dove em Club Read 2019 (Maio 2019)
Larry McMurtry American Author Challenge em 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Setembro 2015)


I love books about books.
KarenDeLucas | 50 outras críticas | Nov 13, 2023 |
Better than 5 ⭐️
My friend sent me this book for my 60th birthday citing it as one of her two favourite books (the other was To Kill A Mockingbird which she was sure I’d read. Correct!) My friend said she hoped I’d give it a go despite being a 950 page western.
People, this book was EPIC! I absolutely loved it. The characters were so vivid and the writing was beautiful. While I was reading I couldn’t wait to see what happened next and the fate of the central characters.
The book won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction and really is a masterpiece. I can definitely see myself reading this again, in fact the minute I finished it I wanted to go back to the start because I was so invested in the story and characters.
I have to know what happened to these characters before and after this book although my friend warned me the other novels in the tetralogy pale in comparison. I’ve also lined up the mini series starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones to watch. My friend says it’s very faithful to the book.
It took me awhile to get through this but I absolutely LOVED it.
My one regret is that I’m not able to share this with my late father and his brother, my late uncle. They were western fans and I’m sure they would have loved it as much as me.
Without doubt one of the best books I have ever read.
Thank you Bonnie for sending me this book.
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secondhandrose | 236 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |
Beautifully written. Highly recommended even for those who are not fans of the western genre.
everettroberts | 2 outras críticas | Oct 20, 2023 |
Like for many others, this fell flat for me. I don't get what it's supposed to be. It's far removed from Lonesome Dove's heights and it's not even a Dead Man's Walk. A meditation on the western heroes and some attempt to contrast the legend with a less glamorous reality? Except he states the opposite from the outset.
A.Godhelm | 31 outras críticas | Oct 20, 2023 |


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