Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections at Sixty and Beyond

by Larry McMurtry | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0684854961 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BigJohnLefty of Des Moines, Iowa USA on 12/21/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by BigJohnLefty from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Monday, December 21, 2015

Found this at the Planned Parenthood Book Sale last spring -- - haven't registered because I was out of labels.

Plan to read soon.....

Journal Entry 2 by BigJohnLefty at Des Moines, Iowa USA on Thursday, December 31, 2015
A rather interesting read! There was a lot of good stuff about his growing up in Texas, the disappearance of the Old West, cattle ranching and how his ancestors settled there.
Interspersed in with all this was plenty of stuff about books he'd read and his take on the writing of certain authors.
I particularly enjoyed the section about the antiquarian book business, and the art of hunting for books - it reminded me of when I lived in Topeka, KS, working in a bookstore, not to mention my own forays into various used bookstores, and made me want to seek out some places I haven't been to in a long time, such as a few stores in Iowa City's Old Capitol area. He spent a bit of time making comparisons between writers, booksellers, and book hunters.
Of course, I knew he'd written Lonesome Dove, but didn't know about some of the other stuff he'd written, such as The Last Picture Show. I'd recently heard his son, James, singing on Mountain Stage awhile back, and had sought out his music; toward the end of the book, Larry mentions his son's being a songwriter.
He also impressed me with the admission that he knew early on he wasn't cut out for the cattle business, yet wound up writing about it a bit, noting that his description of scenery in some of his works was helped by his experiences around family members who were more suited to ranching than him.

plan to wild release or RABCK soon.....

Journal Entry 3 by BigJohnLefty at Little Free Library in Des Moines, Iowa USA on Sunday, January 03, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (1/3/2016 UTC) at Little Free Library in Des Moines, Iowa USA


Am putting this into the Little Free Library east of the Grand View campus on Hull Ave..... Hope this finds a good home!

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