Charles Portis poll

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MIke Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

With Norwood a close second

MIke Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Quality control so high with Portis, won't be surprised when every book has at least a few champions.

andrew m., Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Really? Remember reading the first few chapters of Masters Of Atlantis and thinking it was kind of arch without being funny. And Gringos seemed to the only one in print at one point (although surely True Grit was as well) so I always pegged it for some kind of crossover dilution without even opening it. Perhaps it is time for a second chance.

MIke Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Meanwhile, at the back of the crowd, Portis held the envelope in his hand. He opened it, pulled out the check, studied it for a minute, then leaned over to show it to the woman seated next to him before sliding it back into the envelope.

(Article featuring andrew's friend's pics.)

pplains, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cool.

Guy I always think of when I think of Portis is Padgett Powell. Still have to finish reading The Interrogative Mode.

MIke Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

i finally read true grit so now i can vote for norwood with confidence. i do wish true grit was like three times as long though.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 4 May 2012 21:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

also voted norwood - love this passage:

Rita Lee came back with a frozen Milky Way and some confession magazines and comic books. She read about a miser duck called Uncle Scrooge, and his young duck nephews, whose adventures took place in a city where all the bystanders, the figures on the street, were anthropoid dogs walking erect. Norwood read about Superman and the double-breasted-suited Metropolis underworld. It was a kryptonite story and not a bad one.

anybody ever seen the movie version of norwood w/ jon voight (its meant to be terrible, tho' voigt seems like p good casting)? the closest nov i know to norwood's gothic comedy is modern baptists by james wilcox, which i wld also v much rec for those who have exhausted the portis bunch

Ward Fowler, Friday, 4 May 2012 21:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 14 May 2012 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg I'm an idiot I didn't vote. That is why True Grit = 0

fail ;_;

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 00:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

ha surprising that masters of atlantis got 1 vote and true grit got 0.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 18:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's all my fault

:(

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 18:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

ha surprising that masters of atlantis got 1 vote and true grit got 0.

― congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:06 PM (1 hour ago)


was thinking same thing.

Shakes-a-maxion (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Arkansas native Charles Portis, author of True Grit, will soon release his first new book in more than 20 years.

Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany will be published this fall by Butler Center Books, a division of the Central Arkansas Library System.

The book, which collects Portis' nonfiction and short stories as well as a memoir and a play, spans his half-century-long writing career, covering his early journalism from the 1950s when he worked for several newspapers up to more recent magazine stories published in the Atlantic and the Oxford American.

pplains, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 14:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

nice

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 14:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

weeeee

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 16:24 (1 year ago) Permalink


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