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Larry McMurtry (1936–2021)

Autor de Paloma Solitaria / Lonesome Dove

106+ Obras 37,890 Miembros 786 Reseñas 131 Preferidas

Sobre El Autor

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 más 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

Series

Obras de Larry McMurtry

Paloma Solitaria / Lonesome Dove (1985) 8,614 copias, 246 reseñas
Streets of Laredo (1993) 2,253 copias, 30 reseñas
Dead Man's Walk (1995) 1,909 copias, 34 reseñas
La última película (1966) 1,887 copias, 53 reseñas
Comanche Moon (1997) 1,868 copias, 21 reseñas
Books: A Memoir (2008) 1,111 copias, 53 reseñas
Sin Killer (2002) 1,056 copias, 15 reseñas
La fuerza del cariño (1975) 1,054 copias, 16 reseñas
Texasville (1988) 900 copias, 17 reseñas
Anything for Billy (1988) 874 copias, 6 reseñas
Las pioneras (1990) 824 copias, 9 reseñas
Boone's Lick (2000) 690 copias, 8 reseñas
The Evening Star (1992) 682 copias, 8 reseñas
Telegraph Days (2006) 677 copias, 22 reseñas
The Wandering Hill (2003) 674 copias, 10 reseñas
Duane's Depressed (1999) 649 copias, 10 reseñas
Hud, el salvaje (1979) 626 copias, 17 reseñas
By Sorrow's River (2003) 607 copias, 9 reseñas
Some Can Whistle (1989) 595 copias, 3 reseñas
All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers (1972) 591 copias, 12 reseñas
Crazy Horse (1999) 588 copias, 13 reseñas
Zeke and Ned (1997) 539 copias, 5 reseñas
En terreno vedado = Brokeback mountain / Ang Lee (2005) — Screenwriter — 534 copias, 10 reseñas
Folly and Glory (2004) 533 copias, 5 reseñas
Leaving Cheyenne (1963) 521 copias, 3 reseñas
Roads : Driving America's Great Highways (2000) 487 copias, 11 reseñas
The Last Kind Words Saloon (2014) 457 copias, 35 reseñas
Pretty Boy Floyd (1994) 421 copias, 1 reseña
Cadillac Jack (1982) 420 copias, 3 reseñas
Moving On (1970) 415 copias, 1 reseña
The Desert Rose (1983) 311 copias, 3 reseñas
Loop Group (2004) — Autor — 309 copias, 5 reseñas
When the Light Goes (2007) 296 copias, 5 reseñas
Rhino Ranch (2009) 291 copias, 15 reseñas
Late Child (1995) 280 copias, 1 reseña
In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas (1971) 248 copias, 4 reseñas
Somebody's Darling (1978) 218 copias, 1 reseña
Literary Life: A Second Memoir (2009) 201 copias, 8 reseñas
Custer (2012) 186 copias, 11 reseñas
Paradise (2001) 138 copias, 2 reseñas
Film Flam : Essays on Hollywood (1987) 129 copias, 1 reseña
The Last Picture Show [1971 film] (1971) — Screenwriter — 120 copias
Terms of Endearment [1983 film] (1983) — Autor — 117 copias, 2 reseñas
The Berrybender Narratives (2010) 98 copias, 1 reseña
Hollywood: A Third Memoir (2010) 97 copias, 5 reseñas
Thalia: A Texas Trilogy (2017) 91 copias
Hud [1963 film] (1963) — Autor — 66 copias, 2 reseñas
The Lonesome Dove Series (2010) 55 copias
Lonesome Dove Part 1 Of 3 (2002) 39 copias, 3 reseñas
Lonesome Dove : Episode 1 (1985) 30 copias, 1 reseña
Lonesome Dove : Episode 2 (1985) 28 copias
Johnson County War [2002 TV movie] (2002) — Writer — 15 copias
Texasville [1990 film] (1990) — Autor — 7 copias
Il cammino del morto (2024) 3 copias
Brokeback Mountain: A Screenplay — Autor — 3 copias, 1 reseña
Zeit der Zärtlichkeit (1984) 1 copia
Pour Billy (1990) 1 copia
Missouri River (2006) 1 copia
Moving On Part 1 Of 2 (1992) 1 copia
Thalia 1 copia
Comanche Moon Part 2 of 2 (1999) — Autor — 1 copia
Lovesome Dove 1 copia

Obras relacionadas

Ceremony (1977) — Introducción, algunas ediciones3,624 copias, 60 reseñas
Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression (2001) — Contribuidor — 495 copias, 8 reseñas
Doña Bárbara (1929) — Prólogo, algunas ediciones478 copias, 11 reseñas
Lonesome Dove [1989 TV mini-series] (1989) — Screenwriter — 218 copias
The Facts of Life: and Other Dirty Jokes (2002) — Prólogo — 125 copias, 2 reseñas
Avedon at Work: In the American West (2001) — Prólogo — 72 copias
Lone Star Literature: From the Red River to the Rio Grande: A Texas Anthology (2003) — Prólogo, algunas ediciones70 copias
Texfake: An Account of the Theft and Forgery of Early Texas Printed Documents (1991) — Introducción, algunas ediciones35 copias, 2 reseñas
Streets of Laredo [1995 TV mini series] (2001) — Original book — 21 copias
Dead Man's Walk [1996 TV mini-series] (1996) — Screenplay — 20 copias
South by Southwest: 24 Stories from Modern Texas (1986) — Contribuidor — 10 copias
Lovin' Molly [1974 film] — Original book — 2 copias

Etiquetado

Conocimiento común

Miembros

Debates

Larry McMurtry en Legacy Libraries (Febrero 2023)
MARCH GROUP READ - Lonesome Dove en Club Read 2019 (mayo 2019)
Larry McMurtry American Author Challenge en 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Septiembre 2015)

Reseñas

I read most of McMurtry's works many years ago, but somehow missed this one which came out a few years after his epic masterpiece, Lonesome Dove. I found it an enjoyable read, with familiar development of the characters in the style of McMurtry's western literature. While not the strongest of McMurtry's books, I recommend it for fans of McMurtry and western tales.
 
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jspurdy | 5 reseñas más. | Jul 1, 2024 |
As a prequel to Lonesome Dove, this is the reader's first introduction to Call and Gus and their budding friendship. Together they join an expedition from Texas to New Mexico. They, along with 200 other men, cross a landscape fraught with danger at every turn. Apache and Comanche natives that could steal a captain's horse or thirty without a sound; slit your throat without disturbing a single sleeping comrade. Mexican armies trying to defend "their land" from the Texans. Hunger and thirst at every mile. There are so many ways to die: falling over a cliff, drowning in a river, bleeding to death as a result of a scalping or throat cutting, arrow or lance through the heart, hanging, burning, whipping, suicide, starvation, freezing, exhaustion, thirst, firing squad, crushed by a horse, snake bite, spider bite, suicide, being run down by a buffalo, or gored by a bear. Things turn from bad to worse when the Rangers are captured and forced into a dead man's walk across the desert in leg irons. Be forewarned - only a few will survive.
Please keep in mind, Dead Man's Walk was published in 1995 and takes place years before one needed to be politically correct. In the spirit of authenticity of the era, one will have to endure racism and sexism on multiple levels. In contrast, McMurtry several times acknowledges native ownership of the land Call and Gus travel.
The opening line of Dead Man's Walk reminded me of a line from Josh Ritter's song "Myrna Loy" for she had a wolf pup at her heels and a snow white rabbit huddled in her arms. It wasn't a 200lb prostitute carrying a snapping turtle by the tail...but close.
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SeriousGrace | 33 reseñas más. | Jul 1, 2024 |
Far shorter than Lonesome Dove but, in my opinion, no less excellent, with more shooting (and sorrow). An unpredictable, tense thriller.
 
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alexrichman | 29 reseñas más. | Jun 25, 2024 |
A rare five star for a fantastic novel. Such an epic story, so well written and well told by the narrator. 36hrs of listening! I had to keep stopping to check the place names and geographical features on the map. So interesting, heart breaking, heart warming and awe inspiring. The book carried me far away in place and time and had me in tears several times!
 
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jvgravy | 245 reseñas más. | Jun 15, 2024 |

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37,890
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