“Lonesome Dove” at 25
Texas Monthly: “When Lonesome Dove was published in 1985, it transformed Larry McMurtry’s career overnight and revived the fortunes of the western itself.”
The story is behind a paywall for the next couple of months or so. Lucky for me, I’m a subscriber.
I still remember watching the mini-series on CBS back in – I think – 1987 or maybe 1988. I was a college freshman at the time and one of the English courses I selected was Southwestern Literature. Lonesome Dove was assigned reading. Watching the mini-series was part of our homework, too. The characters have stayed with me ever since.