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Graham, Don 1940-

Works: 40 works in 130 publications in 1 language and 8,241 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Art  Fiction  Literature  Domestic fiction  Historical films  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS2473, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Don Graham
Most widely held works by Don Graham
State of minds : Texas culture and its discontents by Don Graham( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a strong personal voice--wry, humorous, and ironic--Graham offers his take on Texas literary giants ranging from J. Frank Dobie to Larry McMurtry and Cormac McCarthy and on films such as The Alamo, The Last Picture Show, and Brokeback Mountain. He locates the works he discusses in relation to time and place, showing how they sprang (or not) from the soil of Texas and thereby helped to define Texas culture for generations of readers and viewers--including his own younger self growing up on a farm in Collin County. Never shying from controversy and never dull, Graham's essays in State of Minds demolish the notion that "Texas culture" is an oxymoron
No name on the bullet : a biography of Audie Murphy by Don Graham( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the baby-faced soldier who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor and became the most decorated soldiers in American history as a teenager and went on to become a Hollywood star before slipping into a life of dissolution
The fiction of Frank Norris : the aesthetic context by Don Graham( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kings of Texas : the 150-year saga of an American ranching empire by Don Graham( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Ranch, carved from the scrub and mesquite of the South Texas coastal plains and comprising more acreage than the state of Rhode Island, is the largest and most famous cattle ranch in American history. From cattle empire to oil empire to multilayered, media-shy corporation beset by legal battles and power struggles, King Ranch embodies the oldest dream of American wealth - the possession of land and the perpetuation of a dynasty. You'll meet the man who started it all - Richard King, the orphaned son of Irish immigrants who founded a dynasty in the middle of "heartbreak country," and who believed firmly in the dictum of his friend, Robert E. Lee - Buy land and never sell
Critical essays on Frank Norris by Don Graham( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lone Star literature : from the Red River to the Rio Grande( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive collection of writings on Texas includes such pieces as Andy Adams' early accounts of frontier life, fictional excerpts by Larry McMurtry, and nonfiction pieces by Molly Ivins and Kinky Friedman
Giant : Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the making of a legendary American film by Don Graham( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A larger-than-life narrative of the making of the classic film, marking the rise of America as a superpower, the ascent of Hollywood celebrity, and the flowering of Texas culture as mythology. Drawing on archival sources, Graham's Giant is a comprehensive depiction of the film's production, showing readers how reality became fiction and fiction became cinema."--Dust jacket
Western movies by William T Pilkington( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South by Southwest : 24 stories from modern Texas( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboys and Cadillacs : how Hollywood looks at Texas by Don Graham( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texans have two pasts: the one they lived and the one Hollywood created. Cowboys and Cadillacs is a lively exploration of the Texas myth in film
Texas : a literary portrait by Don Graham( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of an artist with twenty-six horses by William Eastlake( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prize-winning addition to the Zia series, Portrait of an Artist with 26 Horses is the story of Indian and white cultures at the boundaries of the Navajo Reservation and the "big white reservation" of the United States. The author, one of the great southwestern novelists, has been praised as a "hard, dry, tender, very contemporary talent" (The Nation) and "a talented writer with a very individual style" (The New Yorker). In this book, originally published in 1963, he explores the ironies of existence in a series of crises in the lives of father and son, Indian and White, medicine man, smuggler, Nazi, poet. The fate of Ring Bowman, trapped at the bottom of a quicksand arroyo, is the central plot and source of tension, as well as the backdrop for several stories that may be read as tableaux of good and evil -- Back cover
Literary Austin( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Graham brings together the history, color, and character of Texas's capital city since 1839 when it was selected, on the advice of Mirabeau B. Lamar, as the site for a new capital of the then-Republic of Texas. Essays, fiction, and poetry reveal the variety of literary responses to Austin through the decades and are organized in a roughly chronological fashion to reveal the themes, places, and personalities that have defined the life of the city. Austin was always about three things: natural beauty, government, and education; thus, many of the pieces in this volume dwell upon one and sometimes all of these themes. Besides O. Henry, the other most important literary figures in the city's history were J. Frank Dobie, Roy Bedichek, and Walter P. Webb: folklorist, naturalist, historian. During their heyday, from the 1930s through the early 1960s, they were the face of literary culture in the city. They remain a source of interest, pride, and sometimes controversy. Austin is a well-known haven of liberal political activism, represented by such well-known figures as Lyndon B. Johnson, Ralph Yarborough, Ann and David Richards, Liz Carpenter, Willie Morris, John Henry Faulk, and Molly Ivins. The city is also a haven for literary writers, many of whom appear in these pages: Carolyn Osborn, Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Dagoberto Gilb, Stephen Harrigan, and Lawrence Wright, to name a few. Among the poets, Thomas Whitbread, Dave Oliphant, David Wevill, and Christopher Middleton have long been on the scene. Certain sites recur--the University Tower, Barton Springs, various watering holes of another kind--so that anybody who has ever spent time in Austin will experience twinges of nostalgia for vanished icons, closed-down venues, and long-gone sites of pleasure brought to life once again, in these pages
The Texas literary tradition : fiction, folklore, history by Don Graham( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State fare : --an irreverent guide to Texas movies by Don Graham( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the earliest days of film, Texas and its colorful history offered promising story lines comprised of heroes, images, lore, and legend that filmmakers could return to again and again. And so they did in films about the Alamo, the Texas Rangers, the ubiquitous cowboy and the trail drives, big ranchers, and bigger wildcatters. With the advent of the Talkies, Texas movies continued to be a staple of Hollywood backlot productions, mainly in the form of B Westerns. In the golden age of Texas cinema—dating from the end of World War II to the assassination of JFK—the Western continued to be the predominant genre. A roll call of the most notable Texas movies would include Red River, Giant (probably the single most influential Texas movie of all), The Searchers, Hud and The Last Picture Show. The reader is invited to return to those thrilling days of yesteryear as well as to consider the most recent cinematic efforts to capture one of the nation’s most mythologized places. After a brief overview of Texas in the movies, the book offers detailed commentary on the most important, the most interesting, or, in a few cases, the most wretched films about the Lone Star State
Michael Wilding and the fiction of instant experience : stories, novels, and memoirs, 1963-2012 by Don Graham( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the work and career of Michael Wilding, one of the most significant literary figures in modern Australia. His oeuvre includes eleven volumes of short stories, several novels and memoirs, important editions of both Australian and English authors, and critical works on writers ranging from John Milton to Christina Stead. Through a close study of Wilding's short stories, novels, and memoirs this book traces the development of a complex aesthetic of "instant experience" or "immediate experience." . After moving from England to Australia as a young man, Wilding abandoned the high formalism of Henry James, an early influence, for a more fluid, informal, immediate, vernacular prose more in line with Jack Kerouac. The Jamesian influence was strongest in his first volume of fiction, Aspects of the Dying Process (1972). The Kerouacian influence dominated in some of the stories in The West Midland Underground (1975) and in novels such as Scenic Drive (1976). During those years Wilding produced fiction about the contemporary scene as it was happening around him, in the lively protest/counter culture environment of Sydney in the Sixties and Seventies. That meant writing, in part, about sexual relations in frank, open terms, and Wilding and his circle opened up Australian fiction, moving it away from "the wide brown land" tradition to a more urban, contemporary, experimental scene. Many of Wilding's stories were either written "for" someone or "at" someone. Those written "at" someone were often directed at a recurring figure such as a character named variously Joe, Wendell, or Holmes, Wilding's names for his friend and fellow writer, Frank Moorhouse. Wilding also wrote stories "at" Vicki Viidikas, another friend and talented writer from the counterculture. Wilding's contribution to the creation of modern Australian writing can also be seen in the formation of a small press, Wild & Woolley, in 1972. Wilding and his partner, Pat Woolley, published numerous poets and fiction writers, thus furthering the production and circulation of new writing. Wilding has continued his three-fold career into the present. Since 2000 he has produced a number of novels and two memoirs; he has also written studies of Australian literary traditions; and finally, he is active in a new publishing venture, Press On. Wilding has been a major force in Australian letters for half a century, a true man of letters in every sense. By looking at Wilding's long and distinguished career, this book brings to the attention of a new generation of readers the quality and scope of his accomplishments in imaginative writing, scholarship, and publishing. Throughout this study the author draws upon extensive email exchanges with Wilding regarding his memories of those days and the stories and novels that resulted. His comments shed a unique perspective on his works and ideas from the beginning of his career until the present. -- Provided by publisher
The Alamo : a true story of courage( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversy has always been part of the history and legend of the Alamo. Whether they hold traditional or revisionist views, people are passionate about their opinions. See the true story of the Alamo in this fascinating documentary
Giant country : essays on Texas by Don Graham( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Giant Country Don Graham brings together a collection of lively, absorbing essays written over the past two decades. The collection begins with a twist on book introductions that sets the tone for the essays to come-a self-interview conducted poolside at an eccentric Houston motel favored by regional rock bands. Over piña coladas the author works on his tan and discusses timeless Texas themes: the transition of the state from a rural to an urban world, the sense of a vanishing era, and the way that artists in literature and film represent a state both infectiously grand
Aesthetic experience in the fiction of Frank Norris by Don Graham( )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Frank Norris by Don Graham( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kings of Texas : the 150-year saga of an American ranching empire
Kings of Texas : the 150-year saga of an American ranching empireLone Star literature : from the Red River to the Rio GrandeSouth by Southwest : 24 stories from modern TexasLiterary AustinState fare : --an irreverent guide to Texas moviesGiant country : essays on Texas
Alternative Names
Graham, Don B. 1940-

Graham, Don Ballew

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