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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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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 be 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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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.R2867
LC item number
A6 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Southwestern Writers Collection series
Label
A John Graves reader
Instantiates
Publication
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
34114895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 338 p.
Isbn
9780292727960
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
96000123
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1996 (Access. No. 1996-169). Signed by author. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Dave Hamrick, 1996 (Access. No. 1996-170). Inscribed by author, 10/6/96. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Gift of Teri Webb Jonas, 2007 (Access. No. 2007-143). From the library of Wilfred Webb. Author's inscribed presentation copy for Bridget and Wilfred Webb, Oct. 1996. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 5 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 6 (SW Writers): Transferred from retail (no Access. No.). Signed by author. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 7 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). With dust jacket.
Label
A John Graves reader
Publication
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
34114895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 338 p.
Isbn
9780292727960
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
96000123
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1996 (Access. No. 1996-169). Signed by author. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Dave Hamrick, 1996 (Access. No. 1996-170). Inscribed by author, 10/6/96. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Gift of Teri Webb Jonas, 2007 (Access. No. 2007-143). From the library of Wilfred Webb. Author's inscribed presentation copy for Bridget and Wilfred Webb, Oct. 1996. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 5 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 6 (SW Writers): Transferred from retail (no Access. No.). Signed by author. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 7 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). With dust jacket.

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