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Friday, December 18, 2009

Literary Life: A Second Memoir - Larry McMurtry

The New York Times reviews McMurtry's literary biography which augments his earlier literary biograpy Books: A Memoir.  The review begins
Bookish Cowboy Heads Off to the Corral
By DWIGHT GARNER   Published: December 10, 2009
"Larry McMurtry has won a Pulitzer Prize, for his novel "Lonesome Dove," published in 1985. His criticism appears regularly in The New York Review of Books, this country's leading journal of mandarin literary opinion. He won an Academy Award for writing, with Diana Ossana, the screenplay for the film "Brokeback Mountain." For two years in the early 1990s he was the American president of PEN, the august literary and human-rights organization. 
Yet Mr. McMurtry, who is 73 and has written some 40 books of fiction, essays and memoir, nonetheless feels like a man who gets no — or at least not much — respect."
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