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American-born baseball players are all named like Rake Lunch or Dakota Jordan or Colt Kneudel these days and that is fine. Times change. But I would like to take a moment to appreciate some of the humble Charles Portis character-ass baseball guy names of the past.

Charles Portis'>Author Charles Portis is best known for “True Grit,” but @GlobeScotLehigh  says his other novels are works of comedic genius – the perfect tonic for the #coronavirus  pandemic.

In need of a dollop of delight this week? @GlobeScotLehigh  suggests reading a novel by Charles Portis.

Arkansan novelist Charles Portis, author of 'True Grit' honored by Boozman on Senate floor. #ARnews 

Earlier today, I honored the life and legacy of Charles Portis in remarks I gave on the Senate floor. His career will be remembered for a long time to come, leaving a lasting mark on Arkansas, as well as within our nation’s cultural and literary traditions.

Charles Portis’ wildly entertaining grifters and drifters show us who we are: gullible, suspicious, and highly susceptible to advertising.

Charles Portis’ wildly entertaining grifters and drifters show us who we are: gullible, suspicious, and highly susceptible to advertising.

All the wisdom of the universe contained within a single Charles Portis paragraph

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Charles Portis, the great and overlooked author of "True Grit," died on Monday at the age of 86. "In part, I love Portis because I feel less mean when I read him," Wells Tower writes.

RIP Charles Portis, one of the most underrated writers in American history. True Grit is his famous one, but Masters of Atlantis and Dog of the South are masterpieces.

Charles Portis, the author of “True Grit” who earned a modest but devoted readership and accolades as America’s "least-known great writer," died on Monday. He was 86.

“True Grit” author Charles Portis, “our least-known great novelist,” dies at 86

Charles Portis'>Novelist Charles Portis, whose best-seller "True Grit" was twice adapted into Oscar nominated films, has died at age 86.

Charles Portis, best known as the author of the novel "True Grit," died on Monday at the age of 86, according to his brother.

5 TOUCHDOWNS FOR JAMAAL CHARLES. A 71-yard TD reception gives him 4 Rec TD (187 Yds); 1st man w/ 5 TD in game since Clinton Portis (2003).

Jamaal Charles had 51 @ESPNFantasy  points (standard scoring). Since 1960, only 5 men have had more (Sayers, Portis, Brown, Rice, Alexander)

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