Literary Life

Literary Life

A Second Memoir

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
McMurtry has delighted generations with his witty and elegant prose. In "Literary Life", the sequel to "Books", McMurtry expounds on life on the private side: the trials and triumphs of being a writer.

Blackwell North Amer
McMurtry is that rarest of artists, a prolific and genre-transcending writer as popular with reviewers as he is with his readers. The author of more than forty books - including essay collections, memoirs, and novels ranging from the Duane Moore series that began with The Last Picture Show to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove - McMurtry has delighted generations with his witty and elegant prose. In Literary Life, the sequel to Books, McMurtry expounds on life on the private side: the 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, Literary Life retains all the intimacy and charm of McMurtry's previous autobiographical works. Replete with literary anecdotes and packed with memorable observations about writing, writers, and the author himself, the book provides a rare glimpse into the life and intellect of a brilliantly insightful man. It is a work that will be cherished not only by McMurtry's admirers, but by the innumerable aspiring writers who seek to make their own mark on American literature.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of "Lonesome Dove" and "Rhino Ranch" reflects on the writing life, in a book that includes anecdotes, gossip and observations about writing, writers and the author himself.
The Pulitzer Prize and Oscar Award-winning author of Lonesome Dove and Rhino Ranch reflects on the writing life, in book that includes anecdotes, gossip and memorable observations about writing, writers and the author himself.

Simon and Schuster
• A critically acclaimed memoirist: McMurtry’s nonfiction works, including his most recent memoir, Books , have received rave reviews from readers and critics alike. In this follow-up to Books , McMurtry explores the trials and triumphs of being a writer. .

• 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 Stamford 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 will provide rare insight into the mind of a brilliant, intensely private writer. .

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439159934
Branch Call Number: 813.54 MCM
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Characteristics: 175 p

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