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Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost comic writers. True Grit is his most famous novel--first published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. It tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward…read more

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Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America’s foremost writers. True Grit is the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and the Academy Award® winning 2010 version starring Jeff Bridges and written and directed by the Coen brothers. True Grit tells the…read more

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Following last year's enthusiastically received reissue of Charles Portis's novels The Dog of the South and Norwood comes the republication of The Masters of Atlantis, the third in Overlook's reissues of the novels of this American master. This unforgettable novel centers on Lamar Jimmerson, a…read more

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True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen when the coward Tom Chaney shoots down her father in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Determined to avenge the killing, Mattie enlists the help of Rooster Cogburg, the meanest available U.S.…read more

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Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost comic writers. True Grit is his most famous novel--first published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. It tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going…read more

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For those who care about literature or simply love a good laugh (or both), Charles Portis has long been one of America's most admired novelists. His 1968 novel True Grit is fixed in the contemporary canon, and four more have been hailed as comic masterpieces. Now, for the first time, his other…read more

Norwood

by Charles Portis|

August 1, 1999

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Ex-marine and troubadour Norwood Pratt gets involved in a wild journey that takes him in and out of stolen cars, freight trains, and buses. As with all of Portis's fiction (including "True Grit"), the tone is cool, sympathetic, funny, and undeniability American.read more

True Grit

by Charles Portis|

August 28, 2007

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Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America’s foremost writers. True Grit is the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and the Academy Award® winning 2010 version starring Jeff Bridges and written and directed by the Coen brothers.   True Grit…read more

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Though Charles Portis is best known for his fiction writing, he is also a prolific essayist, travel writer, and newspaper reporter. Collected here in Escape Velocity , edited by Jay Jennings, is his "miscellany" –– journalism, short fiction, memoir, and even the play Delray's New Moon , published…read more

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Charles Portis é um dos mais importantes e aclamados escritores norte-americanos. Bravura indômita, seu romance mais famoso, foi publicado pela primeira vez em 1968 e deu origem à cultuada adaptação cinematográfica de mesmo nome, estrelada por John Wayne e que o fez ganhar seu único Oscar. Mais…read more

Norwood

by Charles Portis|

July 1, 2013

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Gringos

by Charles Portis|

May 1, 2000

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Following the enormous success of the reissues of Charles Portis’s first three novels—The Dog of the South, Norwood, and Masters of Atlantis—comes the reissue of a fourth truly brilliant, wonderfully bizarre novel by one of our great American novelists. Jimmy Burns is an expatriate American living…read more