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Literary Life: A Second Memoir

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Pulitzer Prize and Oscar Award-winning author Larry McMurtry’s engrossing and deeply personal reflections on the life of a writer, now in paperback.

• A critically acclaimed memoirist: Larry McMurtry’s literary career has been one of varied and remarkable successes: as a bookseller, as the author of more than forty books, and as a writer of screenplays that have won not only the hearts of audiences, but numerous awards, including an Oscar Award and a Golden Globe. McMurtry’s elegiac prose and sharp wit are omnipresent not only in his novels but in his autobiographical work, which has received rave reviews.

• Writing from the other side of the fence: Recounting moments from his earliest inkling of a future career to his tenure as a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford to his success as a published author, Literary Life will be cherished by McMurtry fans and aspiring writers alike. Including literary anecdotes and gossip, and packed with memorable observations about writing, writers, and the author himself, the book provides rare insight into the mind of a brilliant, intensely private writer.

• A popular topic: Readers have devoured memoirs about writing by authors ranging from Amy Tan to Stephen King. Here, this iconic recluse proves he is, “the master of the show-stopping anecdote” ( O, The Oprah Magazine ).

Synopsis:

LARRY McMURTRY IS THAT RAREST OF ARTISTS, a prolific and genre-transcending writer who has delighted generations with his witty and elegant prose. In Literary Life, the sequel to Books, he expounds on the private trials and triumphs of being a writer. From his earliest inkling of his future career while at Rice University, to his tenure as a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford with Ken Kesey in 1960, to his incredible triumphs as a bestselling author, this intimate and charming autobiography is replete with literary anecdotes and packed with memorable observations about writing, writers, and the author himself. It is a work to be cherished not only by McMurtry’s admirers, but by the innumerable aspiring writers who seek to make their own mark on American literature.

Synopsis:

Pulitzer Prize and Oscar winner Larry McMurtry's  engrossing and deeply personal reflections on the life of a writer.

About the Author

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439159941
Author:
Mcmurtry, Larry
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , LARRY McMURTRY IS THAT RAREST OF ARTISTS, a prolific and genre-transcending writer who has delighted generations with his witty and elegant prose. In Literary Life, the sequel to Books, he expounds on the private trials and triumphs of being a writer. From his earliest inkling of his future career while at Rice University, to his tenure as a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford with Ken Kesey in 1960, to his incredible triumphs as a bestselling author, this intimate and charming autobiography is replete with literary anecdotes and packed with memorable observations about writing, writers, and the author himself. It is a work to be cherished not only by McMurtry’s admirers, but by the innumerable aspiring writers who seek to make their own mark on American literature.
"Synopsis" by , Pulitzer Prize and Oscar winner Larry McMurtry's  engrossing and deeply personal reflections on the life of a writer.
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