Larry McMurtry: A Critical Companion John Reilly Author
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This volume is the most comprehensive of the existing studies of McMurtry's writings, covering all of his works up to the most recent. A biographical chapter introduces the reader to Larry McMurtry. A literary heritage chapter helps students understand how McMurtry transforms the traditional components of the western genre into stories that are models of modern life. Each chapter explores a grouping of McMurtry's novels with in depth literary analysis identifying plot, character development, themes, and narrative construction. Each chapter also includes an alternative critical perspective for reading the texts. A bibliography and lists of general criticism, biographical sources, and reviews complete this volume, making it an indispensable resource for any reader seeking to develop a greater understanding of McMurtry's works.

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