Norwood, Charles Portis.
Norwood stuck his head up in the notch between the two seats. That’s where somebody throwed a recap, said Norwood. They get hot enough and they’ll just peel right off. You can’t tell about a recap. Do you mean the Second Marines or Second Marine Division? he said.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Out of the American neon desert of Roller Dromes, chili parlors, country music, and girls who want to live in a trailer and play records all night comes ex-marine and troubadour Norwood Pratt. Sent on a mission to New York he gets involved in a wild journey that takes him in and out of stolen cars.
Norwood is the first novel written by author Charles Portis, originally published in 1966 by Simon & Schuster. The book follows its namesake protagonist on a misadventurous road trip from his hometown of Ralph, Texas, to New York City and back
Norwood is the first novel written by author Charles Portis, originally published in 1966 by Simon & Schuster. The book follows its namesake protagonist on a misadventurous road trip from his hometown of Ralph, Texas, to New York City and back. During the trip, Norwood is exposed to a comic array of personalities and lifestyles. The novel is a noteworthy example of Portis's particular skill rendering Southern dialect and conversation.
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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. Библиографические данные.
Charles Portis, the reclusive author of the 1968 novel True Grit, is a. .They’re full of odd events and odd people with names like Norwood Pratt.
Charles Portis, the reclusive author of the 1968 novel True Grit, is a cult writer’s cult writer, cherished by a small but devoted following. The trick of Mr. Portis’s books, especially the ones told in the first person, is that they pretend to be serious. They’re full of odd events and odd people with names like Norwood Pratt, Raymond Midge and Dr. Reo Symes, inventor of the underappreciated Brewster Method, a miracle cure for arthritis. But these are presented without a wink or a nudge, or any sense that slapstick touches like smooth-talking midgets, bread-fondling deliverymen or elderly gents wearing conical goatskin caps are at all unusual.
Charles Portis' Norwood is a strange, strange, little endearing story about a guy named Norwood going on a mini-adventure from Ralph, Texas to New York City and back. Along the way he meets a midget, wins a girl's heart, and steals a fortune telling chicken. I don't really know what to make of it and I can't explain why, but it made me literally laugh out loud at some points. It shouldn't be good, really. But it is thoroughly enjoyable.