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Larry McMurtry Collection | Rare Books

Collection Overview

Title: Larry McMurtry CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 04/RB03
Primary Creator: McMurtry, Larry (1936-)
Extent: 73.0 Items. More info below.
Arrangement: The manuscripts in the Larry McMurtry Collection are numbered, and the corresponding numbers are listed in the finding aid with a brief description of the contents

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Abstract

Larry Jeff McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the old West or in contemporary Texas.  He is known for his 1975 novel Terms of Endearment, his 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, a historical saga that follows ex-Texas Rangers as they drive their cattle from the Rio Grande to a new home in the frontier of Montana, and for co-writing the adapted screenplay for Brokeback Mountain. Lonesome Dove was adapted into a television miniseries and both the films of Terms of Endearment and Brokeback Mountain won Academy Awards. He also awarded Brian Allen Carr the inaugural Texas Observer Story Prize.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The McMurtry Collection at the UNT Libraries contains McMurtry's early manuscripts, which convey his development as a writer. These include college papers, correspondence, and drafts to his early novels, Horseman, Pass By and Leaving Cheyenne. In addition to manuscripts, the Collection also consists of published first editions, most signed by McMurtry

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Box 2: Undergraduate PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Item 25: "An Abridged Autobiography." 4-page typescript., [1956]Add to your cart.
 
Item 26: "Lear," 5-page typescript.Add to your cart.
 
Item 27: "Crime & Punishment," 4-page typescript., 1957Add to your cart.
 
Item 28: "Albert Camus," 7-page typescript.Add to your cart.
 
Item 29: "On Steinbeck, Okies, and Humanism: A Dialogue between Huckleberry Finn and Henry Adams," 10-page typescript., 1957Add to your cart.
 
Item 30: On Heart of Midlothian (untitled), 5-page typescriptAdd to your cart.
 
Item 31: "In Memoriam Natty Bumppo," 4-page typescript., 1957/10Add to your cart.
 
Item 32: "The Nonpareil," 5-page typescript., 1957/05Add to your cart.
 
Item 33: "An Ethical Debut," 4-page typescript.Add to your cart.
 
Item 34: "No Brighter Star," 3-page typescript.Add to your cart.
 
Item 35: [On James Joyc]e, 3-page typescript.Add to your cart.
 
Item 36: "The Era of the Kelmscott and the Doves, fine Presses Nonpareil, with mention of some of their most Laudable Predecessors and Descendants," 14-page typescript.Add to your cart.
 
Item 37: "'On the Freedom of Thought and Discuss' Summarized," 2-page typescript., 1954/11/03Add to your cart.
 
Item 38: "Are Fraternities Worthwhile?" 2-page typescript., 1954/11/19Add to your cart.
 
Item 39: "What is an Ideal University," 2-page typescript., 1954/10/15Add to your cart.
 
Item 40: "(With no apologies to Houseman)," 3-page typescript., 1957/11Add to your cart.
Poem on Thoreau's Walden Pond.
Item 41: [Untitled], 2-page typescript.Add to your cart.
An open letter to Thoreau.
Item 42: "Motive and Fulfillment in two novels of Balzac," 3-page typescript, 1957/10Add to your cart.
 
Item 43: "Human and Divine Justice in Madame Bovary," 3-page typescript., 1957/11Add to your cart.
 
Item 44: "The Old Wive's Tale, The Man of Property, By Love Possessed: a Comparison," 8-page typescript.Add to your cart.
 
Item 45: "Theme and Ambiguity in two stories of Conrad," 4-page typescript., 1958/03Add to your cart.
 
Item 46: "Sailor, Take Warning," 11-page typescript.Add to your cart.
 
Item 47: "Samuel Butler," 4-page typescriptAdd to your cart.
 
Item 48: "Huysmans' Concept of Man in Nature," 4-page typescript.Add to your cart.
 
Item 49: "Sinclair Lewis and Babbitt," 6-page typescript., 1957/04Add to your cart.
 
Item 50: "Paradox and Revolution," 6-page typescript., 1957/03Add to your cart.
 
Item 51: "Franklin's Autobiography," 4-page typescript., 1957/10Add to your cart.
 
Item 52: "What if Pearl Wasn't," 4-page typescript., 1957/11/12Add to your cart.
 
Item 53: "Dylan Thomas' 'Fern Hill,'" 4-page typescript., 1957/05Add to your cart.
 
Item 54: "Henry Adams," 6-page typescript., 1957/04Add to your cart.
 
Item 55: "Huckleberry Finn: An Analysis and Evaluation," 7-page typescript., 1957/03Add to your cart.
 
Item 56: "The Seventh Cleopatra," 10-page typescript.Add to your cart.
 

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