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True Grit

True Grit

by Charles Portis

I have never been one to flinch or crawfish when faced with an unpleasant task.


Charles Portis. Image courtesy of Jonathan Portis.

Written by Adam Kampe and Josephine Reed. Produced by Adam Kampe at the National Endowment for the Arts, 2013.

Executive Producer: Josephine Reed.

Excerpts from TRUE GRIT © 1968 by Charles Portis. Published by The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers Inc., New York, NY. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Music Credits

Excerpts of True Grit read by Donna Tartt used courtesy of Recorded Books, LLC.

Excerpts of the following music used courtesy of Nonesuch Records:

"The Wicked Flee," "Your Headstrong Ways," "The Hanging Man," and "Ride to Death," composed and conducted by Carter Burwell, and orchestrated by Carter Burwell with Sonny Kompanek. "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms," written by Elisha A. Hoffman and Anthony J. Showalter, performed by Iris DeMent. All songs from the True Grit soundtrack (2010), used by permission of Paramount Allegra Music c/o Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (ASCAP).

"Little Girl," "Arkansas, Pt. 2," "Think," "Natural Light," "Lost, Night," and "Peter Miller's Discovery," composed and performed by Bill Frisell, from the album Disfarmer (2009). Used by permission of Friz Tone Music c/o Hans Wendl Produktion (BMI).

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