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Texas literary outlaws : six writers in the sixties and beyond

Author: Steven L Davis
Publisher: Fort Worth, Tex. : TCU Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Davis makes extensive use of untapped literary archives to weave a fascinating portrait of six Texas writers, calling themselves the Mad Dogs, who came of age during a period of rapid social change: Bud Shrake, Larry L. King, Billy Lee Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Dan Jenkins, and Peter Gent.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Davis, Steven L.
Texas literary outlaws.
Fort Worth, Tex. : TCU Press, ©2004
Named Person: Gary Cartwright; Billy Lee Brammer; Larry L King; Edwin Shrake; Dan Jenkins; Peter Gent; Billy Lee Brammer; Gary Cartwright; Peter Gent; Dan Jenkins; Larry L King; Edwin Shrake
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven L Davis
ISBN: 0875652859 9780875652856
OCLC Number: 52962813
Description: xi, 511 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Coming of age in Texas. A rebel in West Texas ; A Texas oasis ; The gay place ; Fort Worth's new journalism ; The Texas beats ; Big D meets the Flying Punzars ; A gathering force ; A long way from Beaumont ; Dallas, 1963 --
Too much ain't enough. A new beginning ; The doors of perception ; Literary Comanches ; These happy occasions ; The one-eyed man ; Cowboys and Indians ; Harper's on the rise ; Obscure famous Arthurs ; Absurdism in the Southwest ; Busted in the oasis ; Harvard's "white racist" ; Land of the permanent wave ; Mad Dog, Texas ; King's Road ; Outlaws ; Hack observations and literary feuds ; Redneck hippies ; Strange peaches ; Semi-tough --
Texas ... chic? A new view of Texas ; The cowboy professor ; Live music capital ; North Dallas forty ; The regenerator erection laboratory ; Challenging Texas ; Changes at Sports illustrated ; Texas' gonzo journalist ; Texas brain fry ; LBJ, speed, and paranoia ; Hollywood vs. Sports illustrated ; Whorehouse ; A fraction of his talent ; Measures of success ; Hitting the wall ; A recovery ; "Ever a bridegroom" ; Third coast ; Faces in the fire --
How time slips away. Jenkins ; King ; Cartwright ; Shrake ; "Doing indefinable services to mankind."
Responsibility: Steven L. Davis.
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