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Books : a memoir, Larry McMurtry

Label
Books : a memoir
Title
Books
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Larry McMurtry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a prolific life of singular literary achievement, Larry McMurtry has succeeded in a variety of genres: in coming-of-age novels like The Last Picture Show; in collections of essays like In a Narrow Grave; and in the reinvention of the Western on a grand scale in his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Lonesome Dove. Now, in Books: A Memoir, McMurtry writes about his endless passion for books: as a boy growing up in a largely "bookless" world; as a young man devouring the vastness of literature with astonishing energy; as a fledgling writer and family man; and above all, as one of America's most prominent bookmen. He takes us on his journey to becoming an astute, adventurous book scout and collector who would eventually open stores of rare and collectible editions in Georgetown, Houston, and finally, in his previously "bookless" hometown of Archer City, Texas--From publisher description
Summary
The author recounts his lifelong love affair with books, from his largely "bookless" boyhood and discovery of literature as a young man, to the evolution of his writing career and his passion as a book collector who opens bookstores of rare and collectible volumes
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
260025
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMurtry, Larry
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McMurtry, Larry
  • McMurtry, Larry
  • McMurtry, Larry
  • Antiquarian booksellers
  • Novelists, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Books : a memoir, Larry McMurtry
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042857922
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
259 p.
Isbn
9781416583349
Label
Books : a memoir, Larry McMurtry
Publication
Control code
000042857922
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
259 p.
Isbn
9781416583349

Library Locations

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