Thomas McGuane

(b. 1939)

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Michigan-born author whose novels include The Sporting Club (1969), a fantastic satire about wealthy sportsmen and their Michigan forest club; The Bushwhacked Piano (1971), also marked by black humor in its tale of a young man rebelling against his Establishment background; Ninety-Two in the Shade (1973), a much darker story of fishermen guides in Florida; Panama (1979), a novelette about a rock musician on the way down; Nobody's Angel (1982), set in Montana's cattle-ranching country, where he has long lived; and Something To Be Desired (1984), presenting a Montana rancher torn between love of his wife and a passionate woman who murdered her husband. An Outside Chance (1980) collects essays on McGuane's enthusiastic participation in sports. He has also written and directed films.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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