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Larry McMurtry Collection | Rare Books

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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 3: Coexistence ReviewAdd to your cart.
Item 57: "Advance Copy," Vol. I, No. 1 and 2, 25-page mimeograph.Add to your cart.

Vol. I, No. 1, "Advance Copy," 25-page mimeograph.

Vol. I, No. 1, Complete published copy, 25-page mimeograph, with cover.

Vol. I, No. 2, Complete published copy, 12-page mimeograph with 1/2-page insert. 6 pages are double-sided.

"Manifesto" is signed by Larry McMurtry, Grover Lewis, and John Lewis.

3 copies of cover (same as Vol. I, No. 1) stamped "Vol. I, No. 2."

Item 58: 21 pages of notes, manuscripts, typescripts.Add to your cart.
The original cover art, 1 page.

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