Loving U. by Marshall Terry

For over fifty years, Marshall Terry has toiled in the vineyard at Southern Methodist University, as undergraduate, graduate student, instructor, assistant to President Willis Tate, author of the Master Plan of 1963, novelist, chair of the English department, founder of the creative writing program, and E.A. Lilly Professor, emeritus.

Now at the time of the centennial of SMU’s founding in 1911, Terry’s memoir, Loving U., is an affectionate and clear-eyed narrative of his involvement in both the philosophical ideals and mundane details that characterize university life, into which is woven his personal experience as an aspiring writer, devoted husband and father, and good friend and counselor to generations of SMU students and faculty.

Told with self-depricatingwit and a gift for the apt phrase and anecdote, Loving U. provides alumni and friends of SMU with a valuable perspective on SMU’s past, from great triumphs to great tragedies, interspersed with vivid sketches of numerous memorable characters and incidents, from the pen of a master story-teller.

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5 Responses to Loving U. by Marshall Terry

  1. BH says:

    Love Prof Terry!

  2. Jeanne Reinelt says:

    Where can I buy this book? It is not on amazon.com.

    • Sarah Sage says:

      ‘Loving U.’ can be purchased at the SMU bookstore, and you’ve just won a signed copy! Please come by the department of English to claim your prize.

  3. daniel says:

    Marshall Terry has meant more than any other single college experience for countless SMU graduates, now for close to 60 years. The man is a singular treasure.

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