WorldCat Identities

Graves, John 1920-2013

Overview
Works: 66 works in 202 publications in 1 language and 7,439 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Biography  History  Local history  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Bibliography  Fiction  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.R2867, 917.641
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Graves
Goodbye to a river, a narrative by John Graves( Book )

43 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-week trip down the Brazos River along with a history of the people who have lived along its bank - Indians settlers, warriors, and wanderers
The water hustlers by Robert H Boyle( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard Scrabble; observations on a patch of land by John Graves( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Author reveals his affection for the Texas hill property he calls Hard Scrabble and shares anecdotes about local people and places
Landscapes of Texas : photographs from Texas highways magazine by John Graves( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains color photographs that showcase the diversity and beauty of Texas landscapes, drawn from the pages of "Texas Highways," magazine
Texas heartland : a hill country year by Jim Bones( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last running : a story by John Graves( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two old-timers lock horns in this lean, affecting short story set in 1923 and permeated with nostalgia for the Old West. One is gruff, tobacco-chewing Tom Bird, a Texas rancher; the other a sullen Comanche ex-war-chief named Starlight. Years earlier, they squared off in near-fatal combat. Years later on a stopover from Oklahoma, Starlight and his party of eight Comanche men demand that Bird donate his largest bull, Shakespeare, for a sacrifice. What is unspoken between the two protagonists--mutual respect, a nascent fraternal bond--is at least as important as what is made explicit
A John Graves reader by John Graves( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perfect introduction to the range and excellence of his work. At the same time, those who have read him faithfully for many years will find new pieces to enjoy, as well as old favorites to savor once again
Texas rivers by John Graves( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history, geography, and culture of the rivers of Texas, accompanied by full-color photographs depicting the rivers
Texas Hill Country by John Graves( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limestone hills, cold spring-fed streams, live oaks and cedar, old German towns--the Texas Hill Country may well be the most beloved region of the state. Unlike West Texas with its dramatic expanses of plains and sky, or the eastern Piney Woods in their lush fecundity, the Hill Country never overwhelms. Its intimate landscapes of rolling hills, fields of wildflowers, and cypress-shaded rivers impart a peace and serenity that draws the urban-weary from across Texas and even beyond
Revealing character : Texas tintypes by Robb Kendrick( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This project does not romanticize the cowboy and transport him back to the 19th century, but documents those who still carry on the traditions, values, and lifestyles that many today would find isolating, lonely, or simply too hard
The best American short stories, 1961 : and the Yearbook of the American short story by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Southwest, cradle of literary art( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southwestern Writers Collection dedication by Albert B. Alkek Library( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text of remarks made at the ceremony officially dedicating the Southwestern Writers Collection, a major archive that captures the literary heritage of the American Southwest. Held in the Albert B. Alkek Library, Southwest Texas State University, on October 5, 1991
The meaning of moonlight by John Graves( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboy life on the Texas plains : the photographs of Ray Rector by Ray Rector( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboy life as seen through the eyes of photographer Ray Rector
The River Styx, Salt Spring Cave system( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myself & strangers : a memoir of apprenticeship by John Graves( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recounts his path to becoming a writer during the years after World War II
Goodbye to a river by John Graves( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the author's three-week trip down the Brazos River, into which is woven a history of the people who have lived along its banks -- Indians, settlers, warriors, and wanderers
From a limestone ledge : some essays and other ruminations about country life in Texas by John Graves( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the same craft and wit, the highly acclaimed author of Goodbye to a River and Hard Scrabble here writes about nature and man on his own rough "patch" of Texas land. Unsentimentally, gracefully, with a true countryman's earthly good sense, John Graves talks about cows, bees, goats, about the satisfaction of making (and drinking) wines, about snuff and chewing tobacco, about the landscape and thee living. From a Limestone Ledge is a celebration of "the casual but constant observation of detail, the noticingness of a rural life," a treatise on the pleasures and hardships of doing things for oneself, a nostalgic meditation on country ways. At once encyclopedist and raconteur, Graves shares a compulsion to hoard junk, his stubborn refusal to raise chickens the right way, and his preference for visiting, and not living with, goats. In his work, described by the Boston Globe as "civilized, funny, humane," Graves considers every creature and aspect of country life that has lured--or forced-- his attention during two decades of living on, and working, a battered and recalcitrant stock from in the cedar-covered limestone hills of North Central Texas. From a Limestone Ledge will have the deep appreciation of Graves' earlier readers and will win, for his self-reliant way of life as well, new enthusiasts -- Book jacket
My dogs and guns by John Graves( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My Dogs and Guns pairs two memoirs - two halves of an outdoorsman’s heart. First is 'Blue and Some Other Dogs,' the story about Graves’s favorite Basque-Australian sheep dog, Blue. Second is 'Guns of a Lifetime' which is a nostalgic chronicle of the guns Graves has owned, beginning with a 'rusted and cylinderless' revolver. 'So here are the stories,' Graves writes. 'They are not all ‘nice’ tales in contemporary terms. Political correctness, as presently defined, may be perpetrated here and there, though I hope no parts will seem like the maunderings of a Deep South redneck. But if they do, the hell with it. I am too old to fret about such matters.' It is delightful, hardy prose from a treasure of a writer."--Amazon website
 
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Landscapes of Texas : photographs from Texas highways magazine
Alternative Names
@Graves, J.

Graves, John Alexander 1920-2013 III

Graves, John Alexander, III, 1920-2013

John Graves Amerikaans schrijver (1920-2013)

Джон Грейвз

Languages
English (166)

Covers
Hard Scrabble; observations on a patch of landLandscapes of Texas : photographs from Texas highways magazineThe last running : a storyA John Graves readerTexas riversTexas Hill CountryRevealing character : Texas tintypesCowboy life on the Texas plains : the photographs of Ray Rector