Larry McMurtry( American writer)
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McMurtry, LARRY (McMurtry, Larry) (p. 1936), American writer. Born June 3, 1936 in Wichita Falls (Archer County, pc. Texas). Attended North Texas State College (BA, 1958) and Rice University (MA, 1960). He participated in the program at Stanford University's literary creation. From 1961 to 1971 he studied at Texas Christian University, Rice University, George Mason College, American University in Washington, DC
. The action of the first three novels, McMurtry - "The Horseman gallops past" (Horseman Pass By, . 1961), . "Leaving Cheyenne" (Leaving Cheyenne, . 1963) and "The Last Session" (The Last Picture Show, . 1966) - occurs in the area, . very reminiscent of Archer, . and acquaints readers with the town of Talia,
. Three of the following novel - "Going further" (Moving On, 1970), "Friends are going to leave me" (All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers, 1972) and "In the language of tenderness" (Terms of Endearment, 1975) - carry the reader Modern Houston. Sometimes referred to as 'urban trilogy', they develop the theme of alienation, isolation of man from his roots. McMurtry left his home state in 1970 and after the novel "The Language of Tenderness" Texas is becoming less and less the main point of his works.
Events of the next novel, "Somebody's Favorite" (Somebody's Darling, 1978), which gives a complex, truthful image of a young female director, turned in Hollywood, which the author had studied during the filming of my books. In the novel, D-GEC-Cadillac "(Cadillac Jack, 1982) story is on behalf of antiques dealers. The place of the "Desert Rose" (The Desert Rose, 1983) was Las Vegas, where the heroine of the book - a dancer, and trying in a very bad environment to live in dignity.
The top writing career McMurtry remains a novel "Lonesome Dove" (Lonesome Dove, 1985), readers who returned to Texas. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 and formed the basis of one of the most popular television series.
McMurtry continued to work in the genre of historical novel, creating two new books - "All for Billy" (Anything for Billy, 1988) and "Girls of Buffalo" (Buffalo Girls, 1990). In 1995 came a cheerful satirical novel "Late child" (The Late Child).
Some of the writer's novels are a continuation of previous or precede their events. "Tehasvil" (Texasville, 1987) and "Duane Moody" (Duane's Depressed, 1999) - continuation of "The Last Session. Some know how to whistle "(Some Can Whistle, 1989) continues the book" Friends are going to leave me ". Continuation of "Lonesome Dove" became "Streets of Laredo" (Streets of Laredo, 1993), and precede it in the plot for "Dead Man Walking" (Dead Man's Walk, 1995) and "Comanche Moon" (Comanche Moon, 1997). Latter at the moment of his novel, "Bun embed" (Boon's Lick, 2000) ushered in a new TV series
. McMurtry also belong to the book "In a narrow grave: Essays on Texas" (In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas, . 1968), . "Flim-Flem: Essays on Hollywood" (Flim Flam: Essays on Hollywood, . 1987), . "Mad horse" (Crazy Horse, . 1999) - biography of an Indian warrior tribe of the Sioux, . and Roads: In the car on the great highways of America "(Roads: Driving America's Great Highways, . 2000),
In 1970, McMurtry opened a bookstore in Georgetown, which sold particularly valuable publications. Now it has branches in Texas, Arizona and California.