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Land of the Permanent Wave: An Edwin "Bud" Shrake Reader (Southwestern Writers Collection Series, Wittliff Collections) Hardcover – April 1, 2008

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"Land of the Permanent Wave offers a vibrant look at American and Texas culture through the eyes of one of the most remarkable writers the state has produced. Edwin “Bud” Shrake seems to have packed about six lifetimes worth of living into one, and he writes about his experiences with intelligence, wit, and skill." (Ben Fountain, award-winning author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara)

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Land of the Permanent Wave offers a vibrant look at American and Texas culture through the eyes of one of the most remarkable writers the state has produced. Edwin "Bud" Shrake seems to have packed about six lifetimes worth of living into one, and he writes about his experiences with intelligence, wit, and skill. (Ben Fountain, award-winning author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara)
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Product Details

  • Series: Southwestern Writers Collection Series, Wittliff Collections
  • Hardcover: 343 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; First Edition edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292718047
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292718043
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,715,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Floyd P. Mclaughlin, Jr. on June 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Bud Shrake is a great writer, and this is a sample of his work. An excellent book, particularly if you like Southwestern literature.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By olingerstories on April 12, 2010
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LAND OF THE PERMANENT WAVE shows that Edwin Shrake deserves his reputation as SI's great "bonus" feature writer of the 60s and 70s. Pulling together the best of Shrake's SI pieces along with sections of his novels, letters to fellow literary Texans as Larry King,and parts of his screenplays, LAND gives the reader a true feel for Shrake's first person rebelliousness wrapped around a true gift for prose that never bores.
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Read this a long time ago. Bud Shrake was a very good writer. Wanted to re read again, as he wrote this during his marriage to my cousin, his first wife, Joyce Rogers.
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