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Splendor in the Short Grass: The Grover Lewis Reader

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"Dave Hickey gets it exactly right in his preface to this collection of journalism, poetry, fiction and memoir: Lewis, who died in 1997, was indeed 'the most stone wonderful writer that nobody ever heard of.' Writing for Rolling Stone in the early '70s, he almost singlehandedly invented the movie set piece, and no one's ever improved on his flint-eyed profiles of Sam Peck

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Hardcover, 291 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by University of Texas Press (first published 2005)
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Feb 16, 2008 Beverly rated it it was amazing
This is a rare case where some of a writer's best stuff was about himself. But the writing about Altamont and movie cowboys will make me read it the second time.
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