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Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen

Larry McMurtry

Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen

reflections at sixty and beyond

by Larry McMurtry

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • McMurtry, Larry,
  • McMurtry, Larry -- Books and reading,
  • McMurtry, Larry -- Homes and haunts -- Texas,
  • Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Antiquarian booksellers -- United States -- Biography,
  • Books and reading -- Texas,
  • Texas -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLarry McMurtry.
    GenreBiography
    The Physical Object
    Pagination204 p.
    Number of Pages204
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23243496M
    ISBN 100684854961
    LC Control Number99019346

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    The German literary critic Walter Benjamin () surely never set foot in a Dairy Queen, much less one in Archer City, Texas, Larry McMurtry’s home town and, disguised as Thalia, the scene. " Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen," McMurtry's tentative, poignant new book, subtitled " Reflections at Sixty and Beyond," begins in the summer of with the author reading Benjamin's

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"The American West has so far produced depressingly little in the way of literature. Out of it may have come a hundred or so good books, a dozen or so very good books; but it has not, as yet, yielded up a great book.'' In the end, "Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen'' is about growing up and growing old.Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections at Sixty and Beyond.

After reading an essay by Walter Benjamin in a Dairy Queen during his hometown's centennial celebration, McMurtry set out to ponder how Benjamin's conclusions about the death of the oral .Now, hard on the hooves of those two books is Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections at Sixty and Beyond, a memoir on cowboying, writing, storytelling, reading and book collecting, aging.