Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

by Charles Portis, Jay Jennings
     
 

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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 for the first time in this volume.

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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 for the first time in this volume.  Portis covers topics as varied as the civil rights movement, road tripping in Baja, and Elvis' s visits to his aging mother for publications such as the New York Herald Tribune and Saturday Evening Post.  Fans of Portis’s droll Southern humor and quirky characters will be thrilled at this new addition to his library, and those not yet familiar with his work will find a great introduction to him here.  Also included are tributes by accomplished authors including Donna Tartt and Ron Rosenbaum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781468308495
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, was the London bureau chief of the New York Herald-Tribune, and was a writer for The New Yorker.Jay Jennings is a freelance writer whose journalism, book reviews and humor have appeared in many national magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Oxford American, and Travel&Leisure. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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