Monthly Archives: March 2015

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 39-40.

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? McMurtry, Larry.  Lonesome Dove.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. One of the most prolific American novelists of the postwar period, Larry McMurtry has explored the history and culture of the West from the frontier era to the current period.  He has skillfully spun sequels and prequels from his…

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America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 36-37.

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? Manfred, Frederick.  Lord Grizzly.  New York: McGraw, 1954. Frederick Manfred was a giant of a man who had giant literary ambitions that he never quite fulfilled.  But, in the effort, he produced a diverse and very substantial body of work.  For the most part, his fictions explore the history…