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Author McMurtry's Book
Master storyteller Larry McMurtry, most famous for the Lonesome Dove books, wrote this very slim biography of Crazy Horse, the Sioux warrior who battled against the U.S. Army to keep his people free but ultimately decided they had to surrender. McMurtry begins by describing the monument that is still being built to Crazy Horse in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Other scholars have written biographies of Crazy Horse hundreds of pages long. McMurtry ...
Larry McMurtry is on a voyage aboard the freighter Aranui carrying American and European passengers around French Polynesia, specifically the Marquesas Islands. He has left his elderly and dying mother back in Wichita Falls, Texas to write about the life of his parents, his own family, and his trip to the islands. For the first 50 pages he writes of their struggles, disappointments, failures and eventual separation after 40+ years, while adding gratuit...
Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen
In this book, Larry McMurtry (author of such great novels as The Last Picture Show and Lonesome Dove) interweaves tales about his family with stories from his life as a writer and bookseller with thoughts about an essay written by Walter Benjamin about storytelling. McMurtry was born way out west in Texas, in dry, flat Archer County. His grandparents were true pioneers, who arrived in the area when it was still unsettled. He grew up on their stories...
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