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Excerpts from TRUE GRIT © 1968 by Charles Portis. Published by The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers Inc., New York, NY. www.overlookpress.com. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Writer: Jay Jennings. "Portis of Arkansas" adapted from his introduction to Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 2012.