Larry Mcmurtry

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‘Terms of Endearment’ author Larry McMurtry dead at 84 and 'Terms of Endearment' Brought Audiences to Tears Nearly 40 Years Ago: Would It Have Had the Same Sad Ending Today?

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Texas Monthly Recommends: A Lesser-Known Larry McMurtry Book

In the days following Larry McMurtry’s passing, many Texas wrote heartfelt remembrances of the man and his work. The best, I thought, came from people recalling their trips to McMurtry’s hometown of Archer City, hoping to see him around town. Even in the versions of these that lacked an actual encounter with McMurtry, Archer City somehow still shone. During the month since McMurtry’s death, I’ve revisited some of his work to see how much of Archer City he left behind on the page. What did he say about the place while he was there? For the uninitiated, what would serve as the textbook for a crash course on Larry McMurtry’s Archer City?
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Welcome to Literature: My encounter with Larry McMurtry

Author Larry McMurtry died last month — Thursday, March 25 — at his home in the Texas town of Archer City, its population of 1,800 overshadowed several hundred times by the number of books he amassed there. The store — Booked Up — is not far from the ranch where...
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Larry McMurtry, R.I.P.

Larry McMurtry died on March 25th at the age of 84. An extraordinary writer, he was arguably the best American novelist of the 20th century. He took exquisite care with observation, word choice, and character development. His books about the American West will influence us for years to come. Of...
Houston, TXHouston Chronicle

Opinion: Larry McMurtry doubted his greatness as a writer. He was wrong.

I read “Moving On” in the summer of 1970 as I was finishing graduate school at Cornell and about to be moving on myself to Houston and a job at Rice University. It was the first Larry McMurtry novel I read, and I read it in a way I don’t usually read novels — that is, not for its art, but for its information. What is Houston like, I wanted to know. And Rice. After all this time, I can’t remember what I learned then — except that Houston is humid and many members of the English department were interested in pro football.
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Remembering American novelist Larry McMurtry

McMurtry may be best known for the acclaimed 1989 TV miniseries “Lonesome Dove.” Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about two saddle-weary former Texas Rangers on a last-roundup cattle drive, “Lonesome Dove” won Golden Globe Awards for Best Miniseries or Television Film and Best Actor for lead Robert Duvall for his portrayal of “Gus” McCrae.

Texas on his mind: Remembering the literary legacy of Larry McMurtry

Prolific novelist, screenwriter and Rice University alumnus Larry McMurtry died at his home in Archer City, Texas on March 25, 2021. McMurtry’s novels are known for their striking realism and ability to present the complexities of life in Texas. As an author, McMurtry gained international acclaim and a particularly devoted Texan following. Many of the novels he penned could be considered Texan and Western classics, all written on a typewriter — a method he held onto despite the rising popularity of computers during the digital age. In memory of McMurtry — who proclaimed himself a “minor regional novelist” despite his widespread and enduring acclaim — here are a few of his most influential works that capture his lasting impact on the literary world.

Larry McMurtry, author and Rice alum, passes at age 84

Larry McMurtry (class of ’60), a novelist and screenwriter who attended and taught English courses at Rice University, passed away on March 25 at age 84. He is survived by his wife, son, siblings and grandson. McMurtry received a master of arts in English at Rice in 1960. He taught...
Houston Chronicle

Opinion: A true story about Larry McMurtry

Regarding “What I learned at the last book sale of a writing legend,” (A15, March 27): I met Larry McMurtry in 1968. I was driving down Texas 6 between where I-10 is now and Westheimer. I was going south on Texas 6. I notice this man in the field who was typing on a typewriter. So I got out of my pickup and approached the man in the field. McMurtry and I are about the same age. I think in the paper it said he was 84. Well I will be 80 this Easter Sunday. I asked the man what he was doing. He said he was writing a novel. Then I asked him what his name was, and he said Larry McMurtry. At the time I didn’t think much of the encounter. We shook hands and that was it. Heck, could he have been writing “Lonesome Dove”? A true story.
The Ringer

‘Top Chef: Portland’ Episode 1 and Remembering Larry McMurtry

Does James Cameron really need to make a third and a fourth Avatar movie? Chris and Andy talk about that (4:44) and the first episode of Top Chef: Portland and how the show is adapting to the pandemic (17:16). Plus, they remember one of their favorite authors, Larry McMurtry, who died last week (49:35).
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Los Angeles Times

Feedback: Missing Larry McMurtry, George Segal and live theater

Thanks for Jessica Gelt’s report on the quandaries of theater producers trying to get back in business [“Arts Long to Burst Out of Doors,” March 25]. I’ve read a lot about the reopening of movie theaters, but not nearly as much about the potential reopening of live theater, even though the stage experience suffers much more than the movie experience by watching it online or on a TV screen.
West, TXDallas News

We lost two literary giants of the West, Beverly Cleary and Larry McMurtry

How stunning to see the obituaries of two literary giants on the front page of the papers last week: Larry McMurtry and Beverly Cleary. Two writers who changed American literature, two underdogs unconnected to anything resembling a literary establishment, two creative souls from the West who asked America to think differently about the people who live here.

Texas Novelist and Georgetown Bookseller Larry McMurtry, 84

Larry McMurtry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who spurred his obsession with book-herding in Washington, D.C., died on March 25 in the Texas cowtown he immortalized. The author of “Horseman, Pass By” (reworked by Hollywood as “Hud”), “The Last Picture Show,” “Terms of Endearment” and “Lonesome Dove” was 84. Though he...
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'Lonesome Dove' Author Larry McMurtry Dies At 84

Larry McMurtry, the Texas rancher’s son who won a Pulitzer Prize as the author of “Lonesome Dove,” died March 25. He was 84. A prolific writer, McMurtry’s career spanned six decades, writing more than 30 novels, scripts for nearly as many movies and television series, three memoirs, countless book reviews and essays, and biographies of Western characters including Crazy Horse, George Custer and Buffalo Bill.
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Larry McMurtry: The Last Bookseller (1936–2021)

If you had asked the author Larry McMurtry, who died last week at the age of 84, how he’d want to be remembered, he would not have mentioned writing his novels The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove or the screenplay for Brokeback Mountain. He’d have told you he was a man who bought and sold books. And that’s putting it mildly: he was obsessed with the physicality of books; not nearly as much with their authors, as he was with their readers and owners.
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Legendary native son, Larry McMurtry, dies at 84

“It’s been quite a party ain’t it?” Gus McCrae said in “Lonesome Dove.” The world lost a gem when Larry McMurtry passed away Thursday, March 25, at the age of 84. An Archer City native, he will long be remembered in the class of great American authors such as John Steinbeck and William Faulkner, leaving behind classics to be read by future generations. His best known novels include “The Last…
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Memories of encounters with Larry McMurtry

I once stood outside Larry McMurtry’s house at 2:30 in the morning, wondering if he was going to rush out to chase me away with a .410 shotgun. Okay, that’s not completely true, but it’s a great story, and McMurtry, the titan of Texas and American writing who died March 26, was all about great stories.