skip to content
In a narrow grave : essays on Texas Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

In a narrow grave : essays on Texas

Author: Larry McMurtry; Diana Ossana
Publisher: New York ; London : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"This landmark collection, brimming with his signature wit and incomparable sensibility, is Larry McMurtry's classic tribute to his home and his people. Before embarking on what would become one of the most prominent writing careers in American literature, spanning decades and indelibly shaping the nation's perception of the West, Larry McMurtry knew what it meant to come from Texas. Originally published in 1968, In  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Essays
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry McMurtry; Diana Ossana
ISBN: 9781631493539 1631493531
OCLC Number: 1005102363
Notes: Originally published: Austin : Encino Press, 1968.
Description: 204 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: An introduction: the God abandons Texas --
Here's HUD in your eye --
Cowboys, movies, myths, & Cadillacs: an excursus on ritual forms in the western movie --
Southwestern literature? --
Eros in Archer County --
A look at the lost frontier --
The old soldier's joy --
Love, death, and the Astrodome --
A handful of roses --
Take my saddle from the wall: a valediction.
Other Titles: Essays on Texas
Responsibility: Larry McMurtry ; with a new introduction by Diana Ossana.

Abstract:

"This landmark collection, brimming with his signature wit and incomparable sensibility, is Larry McMurtry's classic tribute to his home and his people. Before embarking on what would become one of the most prominent writing careers in American literature, spanning decades and indelibly shaping the nation's perception of the West, Larry McMurtry knew what it meant to come from Texas. Originally published in 1968, In a Narrow Grave is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's homage to the past and present of the Lone Star State, where he grew up a precociously observant hand on his father's ranch. From literature to rodeos, small-town folk to big city intellectuals, McMurtry explores all the singular elements that define his land and community, revealing the surprising and particular challenges in the "dying . . . rural, pastoral way of life." "The gold standard for understanding Houston's brash rootlessness and civic insecurities" (Douglas Brinkley, New York Times Book Review), In a Narrow Grave offers a timeless portrait of the vividly human, complex, full-blooded Texan."--Provided by publisher.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1005102363> # In a narrow grave : essays on Texas
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1005102363" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/976.4063/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218820282#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218820282#Topic/civilization> ; # Civilization
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218820282#Place/texas> ; # Texas.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218820282#Topic/manners_and_customs> ; # Manners and customs
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218820282#Topic/literary_collections_essays> ; # LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
    schema:alternateName "Essays on Texas" ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218820282#Person/mcmurtry_larry> ; # Larry McMurtry
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218820282#Person/ossana_diana> ; # Diana Ossana
    schema:datePublished "2018" ;
    schema:description "An introduction: the God abandons Texas -- Here's HUD in your eye -- Cowboys, movies, myths, & Cadillacs: an excursus on ritual forms in the western movie -- Southwestern literature? -- Eros in Archer County -- A look at the lost frontier -- The old soldier's joy -- Love, death, and the Astrodome -- A handful of roses -- Take my saddle from the wall: a valediction."@en ;
    schema:description ""This landmark collection, brimming with his signature wit and incomparable sensibility, is Larry McMurtry's classic tribute to his home and his people. Before embarking on what would become one of the most prominent writing careers in American literature, spanning decades and indelibly shaping the nation's perception of the West, Larry McMurtry knew what it meant to come from Texas. Originally published in 1968, In a Narrow Grave is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's homage to the past and present of the Lone Star State, where he grew up a precociously observant hand on his father's ranch. From literature to rodeos, small-town folk to big city intellectuals, McMurtry explores all the singular elements that define his land and community, revealing the surprising and particular challenges in the "dying . . . rural, pastoral way of life." "The gold standard for understanding Houston's brash rootlessness and civic insecurities" (Douglas Brinkley, New York Times Book Review), In a Narrow Grave offers a timeless portrait of the vividly human, complex, full-blooded Texan."--Provided by publisher."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5218820282> ;
    schema:genre "Essays"@en ;
    schema:genre "Nonfiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "In a narrow grave : essays on Texas"@en ;
    schema:productID "1005102363" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781631493539> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1005102363> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218820282#Person/mcmurtry_larry> # Larry McMurtry
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "McMurtry" ;
    schema:givenName "Larry" ;
    schema:name "Larry McMurtry" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218820282#Person/ossana_diana> # Diana Ossana
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Ossana" ;
    schema:givenName "Diana" ;
    schema:name "Diana Ossana" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218820282#Topic/literary_collections_essays> # LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5218820282#Topic/manners_and_customs> # Manners and customs
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Manners and customs"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781631493539>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1631493531" ;
    schema:isbn "9781631493539" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.