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I enjoyed Larry McMurtry's quasi-biography Crazy Horse despite its shortcomings — it's a bit scattershot. It's from the Penguins Lives Series, and I also admire Penguin's creativity and ambition in bringing out a series of brief biographies written by literary authors rather than historians/biographers.

The life of Crazy Horse has an ephemerality akin to that of a great religious figure. Little documentation of it remains and so McMurtry had to do some scrabbling to make a book of it. A similar venture is poet Robert Pinsky's vividly-imagined Life of David, which I'm reading now.


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