Table of Contents for Escape Velocity : A Charles Portis Miscellany


Introduction vii
Jay Jennings
One Selected Newspaper Reporting and Writing
Memphis Commercial Appeal (1958)
3(6)
Arkansas Gazette (1959-1960)
9(10)
New York Herald Tribune (1960-1964) General Assignment
19(17)
Civil Rights Reporting
36(27)
London Bureau
63(6)
Two Travels
That New Sound from Nashville
69(18)
An Auto Odyssey through Darkest Baja
87(23)
The Forgotten River
110(23)
Motel Life, Lower Reaches
133(18)
Three Short Stories
Your Action Line
151(5)
Nights Can Turn Cool in Viborra
156(10)
I Don't Talk Service No More
166(4)
The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth
170(11)
Four Memoir
Combinations of Jacksons
181(24)
Five Drama
Delray's New Moon
205(80)
Epilogue. INTERVIEW
Gazette Project Interview
285(28)
Roy Reed
Appendix. TRIBUTES
Comedy in Earnest
313(4)
Roy Blount Jr.
Like Cormac McCarthy, but Funny
317(20)
Ed Park
Our Least-Known Great Novelist
337(6)
Ron Rosenbaum
On True Grit
343(8)
Donna Tartt
The Book That Changed My Life: Gringos
351(2)
Wells Tower
Sources 353(4)
Acknowledgements 357