Hailed as one of “the best novels ever set in America’s fourth largest city” (Douglas Brinkley, New York Times Book Review), All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is a powerful demonstration of Larry McMurtry’s “comic genius, ...
Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
A young writer hits the dusty Texas highway for the California coast in this “brilliant . . . funny and dangerously tender” (Time) tale of art and sacrifice. Hailed as one of “the best novels ever set in America’s fourth largest city” (Douglas Brinkley, New York Times Book Review), All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is a powerful demonstration of Larry McMurtry’s “comic genius, his ability to render a sense of landscape, and interior intellection tension” (Jim Harrison, New York Times Book Review). Desperate to break from the “mundane happiness” of Houston, budding writer Danny Deck hops in his car, “El Chevy,” bound for the West Coast on a road trip filled with broken hearts and bleak realities of the artistic life. A cast of unforgettable characters joins the naive troubadour’s pilgrimage to California and back to Texas, including a cruel, long-legged beauty; an appealing screenwriter; a randy college professor; and a genuine if painfully “normal” friend. Since the novel’s publication in 1972, Danny Deck has “been far more successful at getting loved by readers than he ever was at getting loved by the women in his life” (McMurtry), a testament to the author’s incomparable talent for capturing the essential tragicomedy of the human experience.
Danny Deck, a promising young writer, is rapidly losing touch with everything that fostered his talent.
Author: Larry McMurtry
Category: Nineteen sixties
Danny Deck, a promising young writer, is rapidly losing touch with everything that fostered his talent. He drifts from his native Texas to California and back, falling in love, looking for people to hold onto and for a place to settle down.
Like its predecessor , All My Friends are Going to be Strangers is episodic and ,
at times , rather dull . It is saved from absolute failure only by McMurtry's knack of
presenting colorful characters . And in this novel , not only are Danny's friends ...
Though I was but young , I was , would never consent to my going ; His will less
and indifferent . ... that if I was amongst was resumed on Second - day morning
and con- which strong convictions followed me , as a strangers , I could better
serve God . ... knowledge of their principles . and our correspondence by epistle
with other to visit me with a sore fit of sickness , nigh unto My friends being all
averse to ...
Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other Writings of Members of the
Religious Society of Friends William Evans, ... or twice ventured on my knees ;
after rivilege was granted , feel more strength should which exercises , I mean all of this nature ... that one visit only like degree as before recited of divine
consolavas ever paid me on this account , Friends being tion . ... When meeting
same place , as strangers , a disposition always : losed I got as quickly as I could
out of it , and ...
no idea , ” continued my communicative friend , the toast of the evening , the
verdict of the com“ of the difficulty the ... and com - and boiling are going on inside
, and continue mercially minded strangers asked him familiarly through the night
Category: English literature
All the Year Round was a weekly Victorian journal specializing in literature published throughout the United Kingdom. All the Year Round was created and edited by Charles Dickens and featured many of his famous novels including A Tale of Two Cities as well as other Victorian literary achievements. This particular installment is from December 14, 1867 to June 6, 1868, and includes No. 451 to No. 476.
Of opportunities ? Far be it from us to urge any to thern it may be truly said , they
were careful to go beyond the call of the Master . But , have all entertain strangers
as well as friends . With unas yet fully responded to His call ? questioning faith ...
They will wish to bury me SHE SLEEPS . wind , bearing upon its breath a thick
damp fog her wonders . ... That which was once unnatural is wish to be
surrounded by red men Do not make That brighten all the Eden shore ! him to
Miss Julia's apartment now natural to him . ... a rigid deformity The spring of his
mind Whenever my friends chose , they could come and From earth and all her
busy throng , of winding ... I will strangers , or associate with improper persons .
ers with laziness .
Strangers are frequently permitted to join in the dance, while the attendants, male
and female, very properly participate in the healthful ... But, above all, is it
pleasant to see the medical gentlemen taking part in these amusements; and
none could more heartily give life and ... private amusement for the patients, strangers being strictly and properly excluded, except a limited number of the friends of inmates, ...
And a stranger You , hapless dwellers in the lower rooms , they will not follow ,
but will flee from him ; for See only bricks , and ... through love alone , and friends
seldom Where every step is full of toil and pain , gave any favours that cost much
To this no that the advantage of having a stranger objection was raised . ... and the time will come when our Of all the causes that exist , the cause leading friends will no longer contend of God is the most momentous ; and it for strangers
I am going to see my friends in the country , they that we met at the ferry . ...
singular , which clears the verb of all verbal or personal terminations ; it is ,
therefore , incorrect ; it should be walk , to agree in person with the nominative I ... The man and woman that was present , being strangers to him , wondered at his
I , saith the Shepherd , I will gather the lambs with mine arm , and carry them in My bosom . ... Or not in some dis - tant city or far - off land - strangers around his
bed , strangers closing his eyes , and then carrying him to a stranger ' s grave . ...
heaven , in the loneliest island , at the furthest ends of the earth , and your friends will flee to the shelter of My presence all the more fully because yours is far away
405 inward peace . not in some distant city or far - off land — strangers around
his bed , strangers closing his eyes , and ... in the loneliest island , at the furthest
ends of the earth , and your friends will flee to the shelter of My presence all the ...
Mr. Dupeau and the French Capuntil sunset , and all boats at daylight kept at a
proper tain in company with him , can give you information . ... I fancy when my
letter is received , the Con- his case falls within your cognizance as executors of
these gress and your friends will be ... The this stranger . provisions I now send will last much longer than will be To the Committee of Inspection , of New - Haven
that the Hicksites held dangerous views upon | To explain the reason , he
remarked to the efdoctrinal subjects . ... a “ hear - say " close the suffers , ever
since the Nat Turner insurrecavenues of the heart against strangers , so as tion in
1831. ... stating that if I would send my officers to The Baptist meeting - house had
also been such and such a place , they will find ... the cannot see ee the workings of the “ Unseen Friends should occupy the Baptist house for Hand " in all this ,
causing a ...
231 yet rehall ) and adding to our membership all the mains in the land of the
living Brotherhood . ... The parents allotted to them with a will which is quite
surhave the sympathy of a host of friends in prising to those who are not
conversant with Brotherhood affairs . ... This may look Strangers ' hands have
decked the coffin , placed smart , but it has always been conceded that men
sweet flowers upon his ...
O my Damon , if choice were offered me , I would choose to be Omnis solum fortis
patria : : a wise man may live every ... to find it in the strangers . is true , When
Damon and Stephano return , he retires to Of likeliness of manners , took root by
company , and now is watch them . ... up his sword against the king : By talk or
otherwise my friend and I intend ; we will here bel Or seek other means by death
66 66 vividly our friends will be reminded of the historic ter , the church , and the
outside community ? You meeting held in ... 1 next for every public and executive
session . do not want to supplant any Methodist Episcopal patwenty - five cents .
per . That is unnecessary . ... That saying is especially true confeels the touch of
their sympathetic hands . cerning the treatment of strangers . How warmly their