Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections at Sixty and Beyond

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Thorndike Press, 1999 - Fiction - 288 pages
Nobody writes about Texas like Larry McMurtry. Now, in an unforgettable work of nonfiction as close to autobiography as we are likely to see, this inimitable writer presents a sly but revealing self-portrait that also frames the larger story of Texas itself. McMurtry examines the small-town way of life that big oil and big ranching have nearly destroyed. He writes with feeling about his own experiences as a writer, celebrity, parent, and heart patient, and lays bare the raw material that helped to shape his life's work.

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You forget just how excellent some authors are - I'll be reading more McMurtry soon. With a precise vocabulary to rival anything by George Will or William F Buckley, McMurtry explores his personal ... Read full review

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Larry McMurtry is one of my favorite living novelists, and this set of reflections on literature, the American West, history and his own life is a book I have been recommending since I first read it a ... Read full review


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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.

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