Ideas for Group Discussions
Busby, Mark, and Tom Pilkington. Larry McMurtry and the West: An Ambivalent Relationship. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1995. Offers a comprehensive overview of McMurtry’s fiction, including insights on the film version of The Last Picture Show. Also includes bibliographical references and an index.
Cawelti, John G. “What Rough Beast—New Westerns?” ANQ 9 (Summer, 1996): 4-15. Cawelti addresses the revival of the Western in print, film, and on television. He notes that the new genre reflects the loss of the mythic West of the past and shows how the contemporary Western, instead of glorifying the American...
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