Thomas McGuane Summary

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Critical Essay by Philip Caputo Chester Hunnicutt Pomeroy, the spiritually incinerated protagonist and narrator of Panama begins his prolonged, though hilarious, howl of despair by telling us that he ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Richard Elman There is a lot of hassling in this book of family and friends ["Panama"], and it is all written up in a blowsy first-person prose that goes in all directi... Read more
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Critical Essay by Gary L. Fisketjon Stomping Thomas McGuane is as rewarding to some critics as ranking him with all sorts of Famous Writers is to others. His earlier novels, The Sporting Club, The Bus... Read more
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Critical Essay by Susan Lardner Cutting a Byronic figure, Pomeroy [in Thomas McGuane's "Panama"] broods over his past and his problematical future, observes with loving disgust th... Read more
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Critical Essay by Donald R. Katz When the alluvial chunk of time known as the "late 1960s/early 1970s" is embellished with chronological endpoints, the first three novels of Thomas McGua... Read more
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In the following interview conducted in 1984, McGuane discusses how he integrates his lifestyle as a Montana Rancher with his writing career. Tom McGuane's writing career began in the sixties. ... Read more
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In the following essay, Streitfield discusses McGuane's current lifestyle on his Montana ranch with his wife and children, contrasting it with his long-time reputation as a drinker and womanize... Read more
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In the following review, Adams gives Nothing But Blue Skies an unfavorable review, saying its similarity to McGuane's previous stories renders it unmemorable. Thomas McGuane is mainly from Mont... Read more
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In the following interview, McGuane discusses his ideas about and activism in environmentalist issues as well as the "green" movement, which he claims is "the first sort of quasi-... Read more
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In the following favorable review of Nothing But Blue Skies, McNamee describes McGuane's novel as "a well-considered study of a man confronting mid-life crisis, and, in the end, overcomi... Read more
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In the following essay, Ingram discusses environmentalist themes in McGuane's fiction, stating "In McGuane's writings, nature gives an opportunity for his male protagonists to att... Read more
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In the following essay, McClintock discusses Roman Catholic spirituality themes in McGuane's novels, particularly in Panama and Nobody's Angel. Thomas McGuane's novels, short stor... Read more
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In the following interview conducted in March of 1984, Lear and McGuane discuss the metaphysical implications of McGuane's fiction, ending with a focus on the recurrent imagery of wild dogs, wo... Read more
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In the following essay, Klinkowitz discusses McGuane's fiction as "the new American novel of manners." He maintains that McGuane has the ability to single out the characteristics ... Read more
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In the following interview, McGuane discusses his experiences as a Hollywood screenwriter and the details of his work on films, including The Missouri Breaks, Tom Horn, Rancho Deluxe, 92 In the Shade,... Read more
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In the following review, Larsen criticizes McGuane's novel Keep the Change, calling it a "half-hearted work," of "tossed-together leftovers." The irrepressible Thoma... Read more
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In the following essay, McGuane talks about his writing career, his novel Keep the Change, and life on his Montana ranch. "The heir to Hemingway"; "Captain Berserko"; �... Read more
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In the following essay, Morris praises McGuane as one of a number of regional fiction writers of "the new West." Writing in 1980, in a special issue of TriQuarterly dedicated to new writ... Read more
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In the following review of Nothing But Blue Skies, Knickerbocker praises McGuane's characterizations, stating "The strength of McGuane's characters is the compassion they elicit.&... Read more
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In the following review of Nothing But Blue Skies, Kittredge praises McGuane's ability to evoke the pathos of the disappearing natural landscape of the American West. Tom McGuane's work ... Read more