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A John Graves reader

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A John Graves reader
Title
A John Graves reader
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the publication of his haunting, elegiac Goodbye to a River in 1960, John Graves has become one of Texas' most beloved writers, whose circle of loyal readers extends far beyond the borders of his home state. A "regional" writer only by virtue of his gift for vividly evoking the spirit of the land and its people, Mr. Graves is also admired for the unerring craftsmanship of his prose. Now the University of Texas Press takes great pleasure in publishing A John Graves. Reader to introduce his writing to a new generation of readers. This anthology contains selections from Goodbye to a River and his two other major books, Hard Scrabble (1974) and From a Limestone Ledge (1980). It also includes short stories and essays, some of which have never been published before and others that Mr. Graves has reworked especially for this book. All of the pieces in this anthology were chosen by Mr. Graves himself to be, in his words, "representative of my writing, for better or worse." They reflect various stages of his life and writing career - youth in Texas, World War II, sojourns in New York, Mexico, and Europe during the 1940s and 1950s, and his final return to Texas as home and as subject matter - as well as recurring themes in his writing, from the land and the people to fishing, traveling, and the enduring friendships that have enriched his life. For those who have never read John Graves, this anthology will. The perfect introduction to the range and excellence of his work. At the same time, those who have read him faithfully for many years will find new pieces to enjoy, as well as old favorites to savor once again
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DLC
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1920-2013
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Graves, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
statistics
Series statement
Southwestern Writers Collection series
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  • Southwestern States
  • Texas
  • Texas
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A John Graves reader
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Self-portrait, with birds -- His chapter -- Nineteen cows -- Cowboys: a few thoughts from the sidelines -- A loser -- Conclusion of Hard Scrabble -- The last running -- The dreamer -- Chapter 10 of Goodbye to a river -- Fishing the run -- The water of life -- Kindred spirits -- George Williams -- Jose Mut -- Alexander Brook -- Jack Staub -- Blue and some other dogs -- The green fly -- The Aztec dog -- In the absence of horses -- A valley -- A speckled horse
Control code
ocm34114895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780292727960
Lccn
96000123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34114895
Label
A John Graves reader
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Self-portrait, with birds -- His chapter -- Nineteen cows -- Cowboys: a few thoughts from the sidelines -- A loser -- Conclusion of Hard Scrabble -- The last running -- The dreamer -- Chapter 10 of Goodbye to a river -- Fishing the run -- The water of life -- Kindred spirits -- George Williams -- Jose Mut -- Alexander Brook -- Jack Staub -- Blue and some other dogs -- The green fly -- The Aztec dog -- In the absence of horses -- A valley -- A speckled horse
Control code
ocm34114895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780292727960
Lccn
96000123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34114895

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