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In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas

In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas

In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas
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In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas

by Larry McMurtry

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0671681028
ISBN 13
9780671681029
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Simon & Schuster, February 1989. Trade Paperback . Used Good. Front and back covers have light wear to edges and corners. Spine intact, some wear. Binding is intact. Pages are generally clean with minor edge or corner wear. Clearly a pre-owned and used copy. We carry new and used books in our storefront. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this item.

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Writing with characteristic grace and wit, Larry McMurtry tackles the full spectrum of his favorite themes -- from sex, literature, and cowboys to rodeos, small-town folk, and big-city slickers. First published in 1968, In a Narrow Grave is the classic statement of what it means to come from Texas. In these essays, McMurtry opens a window into the past and present of America's largest state. In his own words: "Before I was out of high school, I realized I was witnessing the dying of a way of life -- the rural, pastoral way of life. In the Southwest the best energies were no longer to be found on the homeplace, or in the small towns; the cities required these energies and the cities bought them...." "I recognized, too, that the no-longer-open but still spacious range on which my ranching family had made its livelihood...would not produce a livelihood for me or for my siblings and their kind....The myth of the cowboy grew purer every year because there were so few actual cowboys left to contradict it...." "I had actually been living in cities for fourteen years when I pulled together these essays; intellectually I had been a city boy, but imaginatively, I was still trudging up the dusty path that led out of the country...."

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Firefly Bookstore LLC US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas
Author
Larry McMurtry
Format/Binding
Trade Paperback
Book Condition
Used Good
Quantity Available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0671681028
ISBN 13
9780671681029
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
February 1989
Pages
208
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Essays/General;

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