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Title:
Escape velocity : a Charles Portis miscellany / edited and with an introduction by Jay Jennings ; cover art and illustrations by Mike Reddy.
Call Number:
813.54 Portis POR
Publication Date:
c2012.
Publisher:
Little Rock, Ark. : Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, c2012.
Physical Description:
xxii, 358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Elected newspaper reporting and writing. Memphis commercial appeal (1958) -- Arkansas gazette (1959-1960) -- New York herald tribune (1960-1964) -- General assignment -- Rights reporting -- London bureau -- Travels -- That new sound from Nashville -- An auto odyssey through darkest Baja -- The forgotten river -- Motel life, lower reaches -- Short stories. Your action line -- Nights can turn cool in Viborra -- I don't talk service no more -- The wind bloweth where it listeth -- Memoir. Combinations of Jacksons -- Drama. Delray's new moon -- Epilogue. interview[s] -- Gazette project interview (by Roy Reed) -- Tributes. Comedy in earnest (by Roy Blount Jr.) -- Like Cormac McCarthy, but funny (by Ed Park) -- Our least-known great novelist (by Ron Rosenbaum) -- Afterword to True grit (by Donna Tartt) -- The book that changed my life: Gringos (by Wells Tower).
Summary:
Brings together Portis' writings other than his four novels, including journalism, travel stories, short fiction, memoir, and even a play.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
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Horizon Bib Number:
1410842
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