More Portis

Scott McLemee, former member of the Charles Portis Appreciation Society, wrote eloquently about the author’s comic novels in November, 2000. Among other things, McLemee contends that

Portis shows a rare sensitivity to loners and eccentrics. He possesses much of Flannery O’Connor’s humor, without any of her cruelty. Even his most addle-brained crackpots aren’t really grotesque.

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