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Charles Portis (2 books reviewed)
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Charles Portis Links:
    -STORY: "I Don't Talk Service No More." (Charles Portis, The Atlantic Monthly, May 1996)
    -STORY: Combinations of Jackson (Charles Portis, The Atlantic, 1995)
    -ESSAY: Masters of Atlantis by Charles Portis: How to Create an American Cult (Carl Scott, 2/01/12, First Things)
    -PROFILE: Charles Portis, the man who wrote True Grit: How an enigmatic and reclusive ex-marine created Rooster Cogburn and inspired the 10-time Oscar contender. (Martin Chilton, 1/28/11, The Telegraph)
    -Charles (McColl) Portis (Vered Kleinberger, Spring 1999, Postcolonial Studies at Emory)
    -PROFILE: LIKE CORMAC MCCARTHY, BUT FUNNY: CHARLES PORTIS, AUTHOR OF TRUE GRIT, GOT JOHN WAYNE HIS ONLY OSCAR. HE ONCE HAD KARL MARX’S OLD GIG (AS THE LONDON BUREAU CHIEF FOR THE NEW YORK HERALD-TRIBUNE). HE’S WRITTEN FOUR OTHER NOVELS, THREE OF THEM MASTERPIECES, THOUGH WHICH THREE IS UP FOR DEBATE. HERE’S 7,000 WORDS ABOUT A GUY YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF. BUT SHOULD, WE SAY. (Ed Park, March 2003, The Believer)
    -REVIEW: Rereadings: How Mattie got her man (Donna Tartt, January 8, 2005, The Guardian)
    Like Cormac McCarthy, but Funny: Charles Portis wrote five novels, four of them classics, one of them True Grit. How come you've never heard of him? (Ed Park, March 2003, The Believer)
    -ESSAY: Of Gnats and Men: A New Reading of Portis (Ron Rosenbaum, 5/24/99, The New York Observer)
    -INTERVIEW: with Ron Rosenbaum (Tim Cavanaugh, Feed Mag)
    -ESSAY: Portis' Head (Jesse Berrett, City Pages)
    -ESSAY: I want to be alone :  J.D. Salinger isn't the only reclusive writer in America  (JEFF BAKER, The Oregonian)
    -ARCHIVES: "charles portis" (Find Articles)
    -REVIEW: of Masters of Atlantis  by Charles Portis (John McNally, Missouri Review)
    -REVIEW: of The Dog of the South (Ron Rosenbaum, NY Observer)
    -REVIEW: of Norwood by Charles Portis (Deal W. Hudson, The Crisis)
    -REVIEW: of Norwood by Charles Portis (Michael Swindle, The Denver Post)
    -REVIEW: of Norwood  by Charles Portis (The Stranger)
    -REVIEW: of Norwood ( gnosticdogma)
    -BOOK LIST: Screened out : The author of "Motherless Brooklyn" spotlights five terrific novels overshadowed by their film versions. (Jonathan Lethem, Salon)
    -BOOK LIST: Funny pages :  THE DEADLINE POET AND AUTHOR OF "THE TUMMY TRILOGY" PICKS FIVE BOOKS THAT MADE HIM LAUGH (Calvin Trillin, Salon)

FILM:
    -BUY IT: True Grit (1969) (DVD)(amazon.com)
    -BUY IT: VHS (amazon.com)
    -INFO: True Grit (1969)(imdb)
    -ESSAY: Marguerite Roberts : A Woman with True Grit : She wrote. She rode. She fought the blacklist. (Joseph McBride, November '99 issue of "Written By")
    -REVIEW ESSAY: A Portis Reader: a great writer’s walking papers. (JULIE CLINE, 2nd Sep 2011, LA Review of Books)

GENERAL:
    -ESSAY: Literary History of the American West - Lawmen and Outlaws (TCU)
    -ESSAY: Literary History of the American West - Contemporary Trends in Western American Fiction (TCU)

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