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John Graves and the Making of Goodbye to a River

Selected Letters, 1957-1960

John Graves (Author), David S. Hamrick (Editor), Former First Lady Laura W. Bush (Foreword)

Hardcover: 120 pages
Publisher: Southern Methodist University Press (January 23, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1589070011
ISBN-13: 978-1589070011
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches

In 2000 the Texas Book Festival honored writer John Graves on the 40th anniversary of his book "Goodbye to a River" and his 80th birthday. Part of that recognition included the release of a small book, "John Graves and the Making of Goodbye to a River: Selected Letters, 1957-1960."

With only 120 pages it gives the reader some insight into the publishing world of 1957-1960. It includes correspondence between John Graves and his publisher, the book designer, editors etc. It also includes letters between John Graves and J. Frank Dobie.

…and just as a bonus, written between the lines, is a micro course in creative writing.

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