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Books : a memoir

Autore: Larry McMurtry
Editore: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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In a prolific life of singular literary achievement, Larry McMurtry has succeeded in a variety of genres: in coming-of-age novels like The Last Picture Show; in collections of essays like In a Narrow Grave; and in the reinvention of the Western on a grand scale in his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Lonesome Dove. Now, in Books: A Memoir, McMurtry writes about his endless passion for books: as a boy growing up in a  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Larry McMurtry; Larry McMurtry; Larry McMurtry
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Larry McMurtry
ISBN: 9781416583349 1416583343
Numero OCLC: 213408552
Descrizione: 259 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsabilità: Larry McMurtry.
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In a prolific life of singular literary achievement, Larry McMurtry has succeeded in a variety of genres: in coming-of-age novels like The Last Picture Show; in collections of essays like In a Narrow Grave; and in the reinvention of the Western on a grand scale in his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Lonesome Dove. Now, in Books: A Memoir, McMurtry writes about his endless passion for books: as a boy growing up in a largely "bookless" world; as a young man devouring the vastness of literature with astonishing energy; as a fledgling writer and family man; and above all, as one of America's most prominent bookmen. He takes us on his journey to becoming an astute, adventurous book scout and collector who would eventually open stores of rare and collectible editions in Georgetown, Houston, and finally, in his previously "bookless" hometown of Archer City, Texas--From publisher description.

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