A folk singer, two con artists, and an FBI agent provide a study in contrasts.
'True Grit': Modern Cool Meets the Authentic West (Review)
It's the voice. Charles Portis created Mattie Ross in his novel "True Grit," first published in 1968, and it's the authentic voice of Mattie -- righteous, forceful, Scripture-quoting, judgmental -- that gives the story such a distinctive flavor. She's an old woman in 1928, writing about the events that occurred after her father was shot... Continue Reading →