Thomas McGuane | Critical Review by Gregory McNamee

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SOURCE: "The Spirit of the American West," in Bloomsbury Review, Vol. 13, No. 4, July-August, 1993, p. 14.

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, overcoming it by sheer force of will."

Thomas McGuane has consciously carved out a niche in American literary history as our contemporary Hemingway, which includes tracing the old man's footsteps from place to place and adopting some of his poses: sports fisherman, footloose journalist. In the sixties and seventies he was associated with Key West, another Hemingway haunt, where McGuane kept a house and produced his earliest novels. He had a reputation as a hell-raiser then, seeking to match his distinguished literary ancestor drink for drink, book for book, spouse for spouse.

Twenty years have since passed, and McGuane has mellowed. He now...

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