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Larry McMurtry: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers)

Reilly, John

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ISBN 10: 0313303002 / ISBN 13: 9780313303005
Published by Greenwood, 2000
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Title: Larry McMurtry: A Critical Companion (...

Publisher: Greenwood

Publication Date: 2000

Book Condition:Good

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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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JOHN M. REILLY is Professor of English and Director of the Graduate Program at Howard University. He is the author of Tony Hillerman: A Critical Companion (Greenwood, 1996) and an editor of The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing (1999). His work on Popular Culture has earned him the George Dove Award from the Popular Culture Association, and his numerous publications on African American Writers have been recognized with a citation from the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (MELUS) for distinguished scholarship in ethnic literature.

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