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Duane's Depressed

By Larry McMurtry
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439127773
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 836
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Funny, sad, full of wonderful characters and the word-perfect dialogue of which he is the master, McMurtry brings the Thalia saga to an end with Duane confronting depression in the midst of plenty. Surrounded by his children, who all seem to be going through life crises involving sex, drugs, and violence; his wife, Karla, who is wrestling with her own demons; and friends like Sonny, who seem to be dying, Duane can't seem to make sense of his life anymore. He gradually makes his way through a protracted end-of-life crisis of which he is finally cured by reading Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, a combination of penance and prescription from Dr. Carmichael that somehow works. Duane's Depressed is the work of a powerful, mature artist, with a deep understanding of the human condition, a profound ability to write about small-town life, and perhaps the surest touch of any American novelist for the tangled feelings that bind and separate men and women.

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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  • File Pdf: stream-of-consciousness.pdf

Book Summary:

"Stream of Consciousness" is an account of one man’s spiritual journey as he moves from fledgling author to presidential candidate. Along the way he becomes a celebrity and meets the woman of his dreams. The author stretches the boundaries of fiction by inserting actual facts, news events and real people to create a tension between what is real versus what is not. The main character experiences the same challenges to his perceived reality in this social psychological thriller. So enter the world of Jack Madden, author and presidential candidate and see if he wins the 2008 presidential election over Barack Obama and John McCain? "Stream of Consciousness" merges the genres of fiction and non-fiction and deals with the current issues of our time such as environmental responsibility, maximizing human potential physically, mentally and emotionally, and highlights the limits of our current knowledge in cosmology and quantum physics. "Stream of Consciousness" will appeal to a mass audience and especially writers as it is also about the writing process and famous writers.

A Companion to the American Novel

By Alfred Bendixen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118220358
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 414
  • File Pdf: a-companion-to-the-american-novel.pdf

Book Summary:

Featuring 37 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently available Features 37 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary scholars Includes essays on topics and genres, historical overviews, and key individual works, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, and many more.

Still Wild

By Larry McMurtry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439128987
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 854
  • File Pdf: still-wild.pdf

Book Summary:

The Real Western Canon Larry McMurtry, the preeminent chronicler of the American West, celebrates the best of contemporary Western short fiction, introducing a stellar collection of twenty stories that represent, in various ways, the coming-of-age of the legendary American frontier. Featuring a veritable Who's Who of the century's most distinctive writers, this collection effectively departs from the standard superstars of the Western genre. McMurtry has chosen a refreshing range of work that, when taken as a whole, depicts the evolution and maturation of Western writing over several decades. The featured tales are not so concerned with the American West of history and geography as they are with the American West of the imagination -- one that is alternately comic, gritty, individual, searing, and complex. Contributors Wallace Stegner * Dave Hickey * Dao Strom * Dagoberto Gilb * William Hauptman * Jack Kerouac * Ron Hansen * Diana Ossana * Robert Boswell * Tom McGuane Louise Erdrich * Max Apple * Mark Jude Poirier * Rick Bass * Jon Billman * Richard Ford * Raymond Carver * Annie Proulx * Leslie Marmon Silko * William H. Gass

The Book Shopper

By Murray Browne
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paul Dry Books
  • Isbn : 1589880560
  • Pages : 215
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 279
  • File Pdf: the-book-shopper.pdf

Book Summary:

In search of a good book? Browne provides rich leads and much wit. Go, shop, read!

The Evening Star

By Larry McMurtry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1451607725
  • Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 114
  • File Pdf: the-evening-star.pdf

Book Summary:

The earthy humor and the powerful emotional impact that set McMurtry's Terms of Endearment apart from other novels now rise to brilliant new heights with The Evening Star. McMurtry takes us deep into the heart of Texas, and deep into the heart of one of the most memorable characters of our time, Aurora Greenway—along with her family, friends, and lovers—in a tale of affectionate wit, bittersweet tenderness, and the unexpected turns that life can take. This is Larry McMurtry at his very best: warm, compassionate, full of comic invention, an author so attuned to the feelings, needs, and desires of his characters that they possess a reality unique in American fiction.

Film Flam

By Larry McMurtry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439129708
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 149
  • File Pdf: film-flam.pdf

Book Summary:

A noted screenwriter himself, Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry knows his Hollywood. In Film Flam, he takes a funny, original, and penetrating look at the movie industry and gives us the truth about the moguls, fads, flops, and box-office hits. With successful movies and television miniseries made from several of his novels -- Terms of Endearment, The Last Picture Show, Lonesome Dove, and Hud -- McMurtry writes with an outsider's irony of the industry and an insider's experience. In these essays he illuminates the plight of the screenwriter, cuts a clean, often hilarious path through the excesses of film reviewing, and takes on some of the worst trends in the industry: the decline of the Western, the disappearance of love in the movies, and the quality of the stars themselves. From his recollections of the day Hollywood entered McMurtry's own life as he ate meat loaf in Fort Worth to the pleasures he found in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Film Flam is one of the best books ever written about Hollywood.

Zeke and Ned

By Larry McMurtry,Diana Ossana
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439128169
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 307
  • File Pdf: zeke-and-ned.pdf

Book Summary:

Zeke and Ned is the story of Ezekiel Proctor and Ned Christie, the last Cherokee warriors -- two proud, passionate men whose remarkable quest to carve a future out of Indian Territory east of the Arkansas River after the Civil War is not only history but legend. Played out against an American West governed by a brutal brand of frontier justice, this intensely moving saga brims with a rich cast of indomitable and utterly unforgettable characters such as Becca, Zeke's gallant Cherokee wife, and Jewel Sixkiller Proctor, whose love for Ned makes her a tragic heroine. At once exuberant and poignant, bittersweet and brilliant, Zeke and Ned takes us deep into the hearts of two extraordinary men who were willing to go the distance for the bold vision they shared -- and for the women they loved.

Twentieth-century Texas

By John Woodrow Storey,Mary L. Kelley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Isbn : 1574412450
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 504
  • File Pdf: twentieth-century-texas.pdf

Book Summary:

A collection of fifteen essays which cover Indians, Mexican Americans, African Americans, women, religion, war on the homefront, music, literature, film, art, sports, philanthropy, education, the environment, and science and technology in twentieth-century Texas.