'Lonesome Dove' and the Old West
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In this article, the writer discusses how Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer prize-winning novel 'Lonesome Dove' takes a fresh look at the mythology of the Old West in updating the "cowboy novel." This paper examines the sprawling story and its impact on Old West literature.
From the Paper:"This paper is a discussion and analysis of Larry McMurtry's novel Lonesome Dove which won a Pulitzer Prize in this sprawling story inspired a successful television miniseries and three additional novels exploring both the back story and the later events in the lives of a pair of fictional Texas Rangers and the many people both real and imagined who crossed their paths in the days between the early years of the Texas Republic through the beginning of the twentieth century. A native Texan and a prolific writer McMurtry had..."
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