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==About the Author== ==About the Author==
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*Read a [http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/books/20portis.html '''New York Times profile'''] about '''Charles Portis''', which describes his eluding of public life and his writing's characteristic deadpan humor: "Mr. Portis evokes an eccentric, absurd world with a completely straight face. As a result there are not a lot of laugh-out-loud moments or explosive set pieces here. Instead of shooting off fireworks the books shimmer with a continuous comic glow." *Read a [http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/books/20portis.html '''New York Times profile'''] about '''Charles Portis''', which describes his eluding of public life and his writing's characteristic deadpan humor: "Mr. Portis evokes an eccentric, absurd world with a completely straight face. As a result there are not a lot of laugh-out-loud moments or explosive set pieces here. Instead of shooting off fireworks the books shimmer with a continuous comic glow."
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*Escape Velocity: a Charles Portis Miscellany *Escape Velocity: a Charles Portis Miscellany
-*Portis contributed stories and articles for The Saturday Evening post, the Atlantic Monthly, and the New Yorker+*Portis contributed stories and articles to The Saturday Evening post, the Atlantic Monthly, the Oxford American, and the New Yorker
**[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1977/12/12/1977_12_12_042_TNY_CARDS_000322964 '''Your Action Line''' (requires New Yorker login)] **[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1977/12/12/1977_12_12_042_TNY_CARDS_000322964 '''Your Action Line''' (requires New Yorker login)]
**[http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/96may/9605fict/9605fict.htm '''I Don't Talk Service No More'''] **[http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/96may/9605fict/9605fict.htm '''I Don't Talk Service No More''']
-==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Frontier Adventures==+==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Readalike Adventures==
The Thicket, by Joe Lansdale The Thicket, by Joe Lansdale
 +The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie
 +When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland
 +==Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier==
 +Roughing It, by Mark Twain
 +Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
 +Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
 +Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
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==DVDs to Watch== ==DVDs to Watch==
-True Grit (John Wayne)+*True Grit (John Wayne)
-True Grit (Coen Brothers)+::{{#ev:youtube|tN-j4GDqjv4|300}}
-Rooster Cogburn+*True Grit (Coen Brothers)
-Django Unchained+::{{#ev:youtube|qIJ4OJ1wH3o|300}}
 +*Rooster Cogburn
 +::{{#ev:youtube|46ah_uJnTKU|300}}
 +*Django Unchained
==External Links== ==External Links==
-*[http://www.neabigread.com/books/joyluckclub/ '''The NEA's Big Read website'''] has a Reader's Guide and more information about the book and the author.+*[http://neabigread.org/books/truegrit/readers-guide/ '''The NEA's Big Read website'''] has a Reader's Guide and more information about the book and the author.
*[http://www.amytanauthor.com/THE_OFFICIAL_WEBSITE_of_AMY_TAN/Welcome.html '''Amy Tan's official website'''] *[http://www.amytanauthor.com/THE_OFFICIAL_WEBSITE_of_AMY_TAN/Welcome.html '''Amy Tan's official website''']
*[http://memory.loc.gov:8081/ammem/award99/cubhtml/theme2.html'''The Chinese in California: San Francisco's Chinatown'''] An introduction to San Francisco's Chinatown on the Library of Congress website *[http://memory.loc.gov:8081/ammem/award99/cubhtml/theme2.html'''The Chinese in California: San Francisco's Chinatown'''] An introduction to San Francisco's Chinatown on the Library of Congress website

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Article in Adult Fiction and Big Read categories.

Printable versions of this booklist are available as .pdf's here.


Contents

About the Author

Works by Charles Portis

Fiction:

Short pieces:


Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Readalike Adventures

The Thicket, by Joe Lansdale The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland

Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier

Roughing It, by Mark Twain Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner


Nonfiction

Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit, by Brett Cogburn

DVDs to Watch

  • True Grit (John Wayne)
  • True Grit (Coen Brothers)
  • Rooster Cogburn
  • Django Unchained

External Links

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