Edited by Larry McMurtry.
Riverside: Simon & Schuster, 2000. Octavo. Boards in a pictorial dust wrapper. First edition, flat-signed by McMurtry. Fine.
Short fiction of the American West 1950 to the present, with contributions from Jack Kerouac, Raymond Carver, Tom McGuane, Louise Erdrich, Richard Ford, Leslie Marmon Silko, Annie Proulx, Wallace Stegner, and others. Introductory comments addressing the Western genre by McMurtry, its reigning heavyweight champion. The knockout moment occurred during his Oscar acceptance speech when he thanked his typewriter and hailed the printed word. He has but one living rival. Also a notable bookseller, he once presided over a small town of books in Texas. Really. Bold signature, no inscription.
“The severities of pioneer life yield up no Prousts.”