Charles Portis


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    General Fiction

    Oct-2012

    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 ma...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2000

    Charles Portis's quintessential comic masterpiece centers on Lamar Jimmerson, leader of the Gnomon Society, the international fraternal order dedicated to preserving the arcane wisdom of the lost city of Atlantis. Stationed in France in 1917, Jimmers...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1991

    Jimmy Burns is an expatriate American living in Mexico who has an uncommonly astute eye for the absurd little details that comprise your average American. For a time, Jimmy spent his days unearthing pre-Colombian artifacts. Now he makes a living doin...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1985

    Norwood, the first novel by the long-acclaimed Charles Portis, is an outstanding example of the cool wit and unique style that has made Portis one of America s greatest writers. Out of the American neon desert of rollerdromes, chili parlors, the Gran...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1979

    Ray Midge's wife, Norma, has run away with her creep of a first husband. She also ran away with Midge's credit cards and his Ford Torino -- in place of which she left her lover's 1963 Buick Special, a compact car with 14,000 miles on it and a quarter...

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    Historical

    Jun-1968

    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...

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