Rereading John Graves
Don Graham on Peter Gent.
Don Graham on Sallie Reynolds Matthews.
Don Graham doffs his hat to J. Frank Dobie.
Don Graham remembers Willie Morris.
Don Graham corrals Pale Horse, Pale Rider.
Don Graham rereads The Gay Place.
Horseman, Pass By
Long before Lonesome Dove and other cattle-culture classics defined Texas for the world, Hold Autumn in Your Hand—a novel that wasn’t about cowboys or Longhorns—won critical acclaim. With good reason.
As ever, Texas looms large in the movies’ imagination—large and largely inaccurate.
‘Giant’ is just one of the best movies about Texas.