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Charles Portis (1933–2020)

Autor(a) de True Grit

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About the Author

Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born (1933) and educated. Portis served as a reporter for the New York Herald-Tribune and was also its London bureau chief. His first novel, Norwood, was published in 1966. His other novels are True Grit, The Dog of the South, Masters of Atlantis, and mostrar mais Gringos. True Grit has been made into a movie two times, once in 1969 with John Wayne (who won his only academy award by playing the main character of Rooster Cogburn), and a second time in 2010 with Jeff Bridges as the main character. Mr. Bridges was nominated for the Rooster Cogburn role, but did not win. Charles Portis died on February 17, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas at age 86. He had been under hospice care for two years. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Charles Portis

True Grit (1968) 4,235 cópias
The Dog of the South (1979) 824 cópias
Norwood (1966) 511 cópias
Masters of Atlantis (1985) 472 cópias
Gringos (1991) 327 cópias
The Best of John Wayne (1992) — Writer — 3 cópias
Čovjek zvan hrabrost (2011) 2 cópias
A Velha Raposa 1 exemplar(es)
True Grit Indomável (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Prawdziwe mestwo (polish) (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Stories & Other Writings 1 exemplar(es)
Portis (Collected Works) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

True Grit [2010 film] (2010) — Original book — 371 cópias
True Grit [1969 film] (1969) — Original book — 259 cópias
Speed: Stories of Survival from Behind the Wheel (2002) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



True Grit em Westerns (Dezembro 2016)


3.5 stars for Portis and "The Dog of the South", the author of "True Grit", who creates a humorous tale of a man in search of his car and the wife who stole it.
ben_r47 | outras 40 resenhas | Feb 22, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | outras 208 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |
This is a tough one for me. I liked it and yet I was disappointed too. I have not seen either of the movie versions but I'm anxious to now that I've read the book.

The characters and plot were both interesting to me - but somehow the writing itself left me cold. I can understand how it was written in the sparse, gruff manner in which Mattie speaks/thinks but it left me wanting more. More description, more feeling, less facts.

I feel pretty sure it will make a great movie!

hmonkeyreads | outras 208 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |
This book starts off very well and is quite funny. The problem is it just goes on and on, generating no real suspense about whether the protagonist will find his eloped wife, but containing some very well-written scenes as he journeys through Mexico and Central America to arrive in British Honduras (now Belize; this is a pretty old book) where he encounters even more odd people than those he met on the way. It's always fairly enjoyable, and the audiobook narrator David Aaron Baker is fabulous. This one is probably best as an audiobook, since Baker's wide range of voices brings the story to life--at least as much as possible given the shortcomings of the story to begin with.… (mais)
datrappert | outras 40 resenhas | Jan 23, 2024 |



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