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Fiction: Fiction:
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Norwood'''] (1966)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?norwood'''Norwood'''] (1966)
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''True Grit'''] (1968)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+portis'''True Grit'''] (1968)
-**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Audiobook''']+**Alternate formats:
-**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Large Print''']+***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Audiobook''']
-**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''En Espanol: Valor de Ley''']+***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Large Print''']
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''The Dog of the South'''] (1979)+***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''En Espanol: Valor de Ley''']
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Masters of Atlantic'''] (1985)+***[http://www.truegritmovie.com/intl/uk/dimenovel/ '''True Grit: Mean Business'''], a comic book inspired by the novel, available online
-*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Gringos'''] (1991)+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dog+of+the+south'''The Dog of the South'''] (1979)
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?masters+of+atlantis'''Masters of Atlantis'''] (1985)
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?gringos+portis'''Gringos'''] (1991)
Short pieces: Short pieces:
-*Escape Velocity: a Charles Portis Miscellany+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?escape+velocity+portis'''Escape Velocity: a Charles Portis Miscellany''']
*Portis contributed stories and articles to The Saturday Evening post, the Atlantic Monthly, the Oxford American, 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''' (might require 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: Adventures & Untamed Characters== ==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters==
-The Thicket, by Joe Lansdale+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?thicket+lansdale'''The Thicket'''], by Joe Lansdale
-The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?big+sky+guthrie'''The Big Sky'''], by A. B. Guthrie
-When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?when+the+legends+die'''When the Legends Die'''], by Hal Borland
-Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?far+bright+star'''Far Bright Star'''], by Robert Olmstead
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?shavetail'''Shavetail'''], by Thomas Cobb
 +*'''The Border Trilogy''' by Cormac McCarthy
 +**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?all+the+pretty+horses+mccarthy'''All The Pretty Horses''']
 +**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?crossing+mccarthy'''The Crossing''']
 +**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?cities+of+the+plain+mccarthy'''Cities of the Plain''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?son+meyer'''The Son'''], by Philipp Meyer
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+big+man'''Little Big Man'''], by Thomas Berger
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?desperadoes+hansen'''Desperadoes'''], by Ron Hansen
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?outcasts+kent'''The Outcasts'''], by Kathleen Kent
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?road+to+reckoning'''Road to Reckoning'''], by Robert Lautner
==Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier== ==Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier==
-Roughing It, by Mark Twain+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?roughing+it+twain'''Roughing It'''], by Mark Twain
-Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?death+comes+for+the+archbishop'''Death Comes for the Archbishop'''], by Willa Cather
-Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+house+on+the+prairie'''Little House on the Prairie'''], by Laura Ingalls Wilder
-Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?angle+of+repose'''Angle of Repose'''], by Wallace Stegner
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sudden+country+fisher'''A Sudden Country'''], by Karen Fisher
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?butchers+crossing'''Butcher's Crossing'''], by John Williams
==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns== ==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns==
-The Virginian, by Owen Wister+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?virginian+wister'''The Virginian'''], by Owen Wister
-Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?riders+of+the+purple+sage'''Riders of the Purple Sage'''], by Zane Grey
-The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?short_stories+l'amour'''The Collected Short Stories'''] of Louis L'Amour
-The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sisters+brothers'''The Sisters Brothers'''], by Patrick DeWitt
-Spoon, Robert Greer+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?spoon+greer'''Spoon'''], Robert Greer
- +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?buffalo+girls+mcmurtry'''Buffalo Girls'''], by Larry McMurtry
-==Lawmen & White Hats: Tales of Texas Rangers and US Marshals==+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?deadwood+dexter'''Deadwood'''], by Pete Dexter
-Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?law+of+the+desert+born+santino'''Law of the Desert Born'''], a graphic novel based on [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?law+of+the+desert+born+l'amour'a story by Louis L'Amour'], adapted by Charles Santino
- +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?six+gun+tarot'''Six-Gun Tarot'''], by R. S. Belcher - if you like a little Weird in your West, try this thriller that combines supernatural elements with a classic Western atmosphere. If you like this one and are ready for more werewolves in your Western, try [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?guns+of+santa+sangre'''The Guns of Santa Sangre'''], by Eric Red
- +
- +
 +==Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals==
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?lonesome+dove+mcmurtry'''Lonesome Dove'''], by Larry McMurtry, and its prequels [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?comanche+moon'''Comanche Moon'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dead+man's+walk+mcmurtry'''Dead Man's Walk''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?raylan+leonard'''Raylan'''], by Elmore Leonard
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?lone+star+ranger'''Lone Star Ranger'''], by Zane Grey
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?kelton+texas+rangers'''Elmer Kelton's Texas Rangers series'''] - start with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?buckskin+line'''The Buckskin Line''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?land+caitlin+strong'''Jon Land's Caitlin Strong series'''] - start with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?strong+enough+to+die'''Strong Enough to Die''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sweazy+josiah+wolfe'''Larry Sweazy's Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series'''] - start with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rattlesnake+season'''The Rattlesnake Season''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tale+out+of+luck'''A Tale Out of Luck'''], by Willie Nelson
 +==Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines==
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?winter's+bone'''Winter's Bone'''], by Daniel Woodrell
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?salvage+the+bones'''Salvage the Bones'''], by Jesmyn Ward
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?once+upon+a+river'''Once Upon a River'''], by Bonnie Jo Campbell
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?bohemian+girl'''Bohemian Girl'''], by Terese Svoboda
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?passage+cronin'''The Passage'''], by Justin Cronin
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?in+calamity's+wake'''In Calamity's Wake'''], by Natalee Caple
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?missy+hannan'''Missy'''], by Chris Hannan
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?whip+kondazian'''The Whip'''], by Karen Kondazian
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?daughters+walk'''The Daughter's Walk'''], by Jane Kirkpatrick
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?fearless+robson'''Fearless: a novel of Sarah Bowman'''], by Lucia St. Clair Robson
==Nonfiction== ==Nonfiction==
-Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit, by Brett Cogburn+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rooster+the+life+and+times'''Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit'''], by Brett Cogburn
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?wyatt+earp+isenberg'''Wyatt Earp: a Vigilante Life'''], Andrew C. Isenberg
 +*1870s
 +*Arkansas
 +*U.S. Marshals/Texas Rangers
 +**Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves, by Art T. Burton
 +*Visual inspiration - Landscape Art
 +**Land Art in Town: Simple Inspiration Through the Seasons
 +**Landscape photography : from snapshots to great shots / Rob Sheppard.
 +**Mastering landscape photography : the luminous-landscape essays / Alain Briot.
 +**Lens, light, and landscape / Brian Bower.
 +**Drawing and painting the landscape / Adrian Bartlett.
 +**The American landscape tradition : a study and gallery of paintings / Joseph S. Czestochowski.
 +**Landscape painting in watercolor, by Zoltan Szabo
 + 
 +For more inspiration, try subject searches for "landscape photography", "landscape drawing", "landscape painting", or "landscape in art".
 +*Culinary inspiration - Cooking on the Range
 +**Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens, by Grady Spears and June Naylor
 +**Little Cowpokes Cookbook, by Zac Williams
 +**Cowboy Cocktails: Boot-Scooting' Beverages and Tasty Vittles from the Wild West, by Grady Spears
 +**The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier, by Ree Drummond.
==DVDs to Watch== ==DVDs to Watch==
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*True Grit (Coen Brothers) *True Grit (Coen Brothers)
::{{#ev:youtube|qIJ4OJ1wH3o|300}} ::{{#ev:youtube|qIJ4OJ1wH3o|300}}
-*Rooster Cogburn+*Rooster Cogburn (movie licensing)
::{{#ev:youtube|46ah_uJnTKU|300}} ::{{#ev:youtube|46ah_uJnTKU|300}}
*Django Unchained *Django Unchained
*Justified *Justified
 +*The Real West - 4 disc documentary series
 +*Dances with Wolves (movie licensing)
 +*Cheyenne Autumn (movie licensing)
 +*Unforgiven (1992) (movie licensing)
 +*The Searchers (movie licensing)
 +*Wild Horse, Wild Rice - documentary to show?
-==Books for Youth?==+==Books for Teens==
 + 
 +Fiction
 +*Shane, by Jack Schaefer
 +*The Legend of Bass Reeves, by Gary Paulsen
 +*Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson, and its sequel Hattie Ever After
 +*The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, by Karen Cushman
 +*Black Storm Comin', by Diane Lee Wilson
 +*Ghetto Cowboy, by G. Neri
 +*The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones, by Jelen Hemphill
 +*Another Kind of Cowboy, by Susan Juby
 + 
 +Nonfiction
 +*Venom, by Marilyn Singer
 + 
 +==Books for Youth==
 + 
 +Wild West - Fiction for Older Children
 +*Case of the Deadly Desperadoes, by Caroline Lawrence
 +*Alice Rose & Sam, by Kathryn Lasky
 +*Danger at the Wild West Show by Alison Hart (American Girl: History Mysteries)
 +*Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, and its sequel: Treasure on Superstition Mountain
 +*Call Me Oklahoma! by Miriam Glassman
 +*The Journal of Joshua Loper : Black cowboy by Walter Dean Myers ( My Name is America)
 +*The adventures of Midnight Son by Denise Lewis Patrick
 +*Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack, graphic novels by Shannon Hale
 +*Tall : Great American folktales : the comics anthology editor Donald Lem
 + 
 + 
 +Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children
 +*Wild Women of the Wild West by Jonah Winter, ill by Susan Guevara
 + 
 + 
 +Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks
 +*Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Andrea D. Pinkney, ill by Brian Pinkney
 +*Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West by Laurie Carlson, illustrated by Holly Meade - The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi.
 +*Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. Marshall, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
 + 
 + 
 +Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books
 +*Ten-Gallon Bart by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue
 +*Cowboy Kid by Max Eilenberg ; illustrated by Sue Heap
 +*She’ll Be Coming ‘round the Mountain by Jonathan Emmett and Deborah Allwright
 +*Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp by Denise Fleming
 +*Cowboy Baby by Sue Heap also in Spanish as: Pequeno Cowboy by Sue Heap
 +*The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustratedl by Lara Huliska-Beith
 +*Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Stacy Innerst
 +*Giddy up, Cowgirl by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
 +*Tex by Dorie McCullough Lawson
 +*Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen ; illustrated by Michael Allen Austin.
 +*Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash
 +*Pirates vs. Cowboys by Aaron Reynolds illustrated by David Barneda
 +*Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley
 +*How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
 +*Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
 +*Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake
 +*Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs ill by Paul O. Zelinsky
 +*The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch by Anne Isaacs Ill by Dan Santat
 +*Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story by Julius Lester, ill by Jerry Pinkney
==External Links== ==External Links==
*[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://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.
 +
 +
 +
 +Others?
 +*Doc, by Mary Doria Russell
 +*Cottonwood, by Scott Phillips
 +*Literary Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9853.Literary_Westerns
 +*Contemporary Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9697.Best_Contemporary_Western_Novels
 +*Best Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1243.Best_Westerns

Revision as of 17:04, 20 November 2013

Article in Adult Fiction and Big Read categories.

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VERY MUCH A DRAFT

Contents

About the Author

Works by Charles Portis

Fiction:

Short pieces:

Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters

Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier

Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns

Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals

Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines

Nonfiction

  • Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit, by Brett Cogburn
  • Wyatt Earp: a Vigilante Life, Andrew C. Isenberg
  • 1870s
  • Arkansas
  • U.S. Marshals/Texas Rangers
    • Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves, by Art T. Burton
  • Visual inspiration - Landscape Art
    • Land Art in Town: Simple Inspiration Through the Seasons
    • Landscape photography : from snapshots to great shots / Rob Sheppard.
    • Mastering landscape photography : the luminous-landscape essays / Alain Briot.
    • Lens, light, and landscape / Brian Bower.
    • Drawing and painting the landscape / Adrian Bartlett.
    • The American landscape tradition : a study and gallery of paintings / Joseph S. Czestochowski.
    • Landscape painting in watercolor, by Zoltan Szabo

For more inspiration, try subject searches for "landscape photography", "landscape drawing", "landscape painting", or "landscape in art".

  • Culinary inspiration - Cooking on the Range
    • Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens, by Grady Spears and June Naylor
    • Little Cowpokes Cookbook, by Zac Williams
    • Cowboy Cocktails: Boot-Scooting' Beverages and Tasty Vittles from the Wild West, by Grady Spears
    • The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier, by Ree Drummond.

DVDs to Watch

  • True Grit (John Wayne)
  • True Grit (Coen Brothers)
  • Rooster Cogburn (movie licensing)
  • Django Unchained
  • Justified
  • The Real West - 4 disc documentary series
  • Dances with Wolves (movie licensing)
  • Cheyenne Autumn (movie licensing)
  • Unforgiven (1992) (movie licensing)
  • The Searchers (movie licensing)
  • Wild Horse, Wild Rice - documentary to show?

Books for Teens

Fiction

  • Shane, by Jack Schaefer
  • The Legend of Bass Reeves, by Gary Paulsen
  • Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson, and its sequel Hattie Ever After
  • The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, by Karen Cushman
  • Black Storm Comin', by Diane Lee Wilson
  • Ghetto Cowboy, by G. Neri
  • The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones, by Jelen Hemphill
  • Another Kind of Cowboy, by Susan Juby

Nonfiction

  • Venom, by Marilyn Singer

Books for Youth

Wild West - Fiction for Older Children

  • Case of the Deadly Desperadoes, by Caroline Lawrence
  • Alice Rose & Sam, by Kathryn Lasky
  • Danger at the Wild West Show by Alison Hart (American Girl: History Mysteries)
  • Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, and its sequel: Treasure on Superstition Mountain
  • Call Me Oklahoma! by Miriam Glassman
  • The Journal of Joshua Loper : Black cowboy by Walter Dean Myers ( My Name is America)
  • The adventures of Midnight Son by Denise Lewis Patrick
  • Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel Calamity Jack, graphic novels by Shannon Hale
  • Tall : Great American folktales : the comics anthology editor Donald Lem


Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children

  • Wild Women of the Wild West by Jonah Winter, ill by Susan Guevara


Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks

  • Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Andrea D. Pinkney, ill by Brian Pinkney
  • Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West by Laurie Carlson, illustrated by Holly Meade - The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi.
  • Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. Marshall, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson


Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books

  • Ten-Gallon Bart by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue
  • Cowboy Kid by Max Eilenberg ; illustrated by Sue Heap
  • She’ll Be Coming ‘round the Mountain by Jonathan Emmett and Deborah Allwright
  • Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp by Denise Fleming
  • Cowboy Baby by Sue Heap also in Spanish as: Pequeno Cowboy by Sue Heap
  • The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustratedl by Lara Huliska-Beith
  • Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Stacy Innerst
  • Giddy up, Cowgirl by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Tex by Dorie McCullough Lawson
  • Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen ; illustrated by Michael Allen Austin.
  • Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash
  • Pirates vs. Cowboys by Aaron Reynolds illustrated by David Barneda
  • Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
  • Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
  • Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake
  • Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs ill by Paul O. Zelinsky
  • The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch by Anne Isaacs Ill by Dan Santat
  • Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story by Julius Lester, ill by Jerry Pinkney

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