THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

Won over by a writers' writer

By Alex Beam
March 9, 2004

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

  • E-mail|
  • Print|
  • Reprints|
  • |
Text size +

Ihave caught the Charles Portis bug, the raging admirational virus that besets writers who first encounter the work of the 70-year-old Arkansas novelist. Portis's tireless champion, the New York Observer columnist Ron Rosenbaum, has called him "the most original, indescribable, sui generis talent overlooked by literary culture in America" and "the subject of a kind of secret society, a small ... (Full Article: 764 Words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $4.95 1 Article
  • $9.95 4 Articles
  • $99.95 Unlimited