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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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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 4: Graduate PapersAdd to your cart.
Item 59: "Troilus & Cressida and the War of the Theatre," 27-page typescript.Add to your cart.
Item 60: "Elizabethan Realism: Realistic Prose in England from 1525 to 1610," 26-page typescript.Add to your cart.
Item 61: "The Effectiveness of the Ode to Evening," 6-page typescript.Add to your cart.
Item 62: "The Divine Cloud: Contemplative Mysticism in XIVth Century England," 32-page typescript.Add to your cart.
Item 63: "Some Aspects of Characterization in Two Poems of Social Protest: Wynnere and Wastoure, and Piers in the Plowman,"  14-page typescript.Add to your cart.
Item 64: "Narrative and Descriptive Elements in the Lay of Havelock, 12-page typescriptAdd to your cart.
Item 65: "Jonson's Feud with the Poetasters," 19-page typescript.Add to your cart.
Item 66: "The Appropriateness of the Troilus Epilogue," 34-page typescript.Add to your cart.
Item 67: "Political Satire in the First Voyage of Gulliver," 5-page typescriptAdd to your cart.
Item 68: "The Prose Style of Thomas Nashe," 22-page typescript.Add to your cart.
Item 69: "The Beat Academy," 29-page typescript.Add to your cart.
This essay on the literature of the early 50's was printed in Janus, March, 1960. [See item #72]
Item 70: "Ben Jonson's Feud with the Poetasters: 1599-1601."Add to your cart.
M.A. thesis at Rice University. With McMurtry's autograph corrections.

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