Tuesday 18 February 2020

Charles Portis RIP

There seem to have been too many deaths lately. The latest to leave us is Charles Portis, 86, author of at least two classics – the western True Grit and the comedy Masters of Atlantis, for my money one of the funniest novels of the 20th century.  He published relatively little – but all of it worth looking out – and shunned publicity, preferring to live a quiet life in Litte Rock, Arkansas. His name will surely live on – and meanwhile the Coen brothers should surely make a film of Masters of Atlantis...

1 comment:

  1. Roy Blount said that Norwood was both his favorite novel by Portis and his favorite novel, and the first half took the most deciding. I believe that somebody did make a movie of Norwood, but I've never seen it.