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Goodbye to a River

by John Graves

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Published by Knopf .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7460354M
ISBN 100394426908
ISBN 109780394426907

Goodbye to a river Goodbye to a river So long Lakes and levees, dams and locks They put that river in a box It was running wild And men must have control We live our lives in starts and fits We lose our wonder bit by bit We condescend and in the end We lose our very souls Goodbye to a river Goodbye to a river So long The dirty water washes down. Get this from a library! Goodbye to a river: a narrative. [John Graves; Russell Waterhouse] -- A three-week trip down the Brazos River along with a history of the people who have lived along its bank - Indians settlers, warriors, and wanderers.

  His books became icons of rural life in Texas. Graves' memoir, Goodbye to a River, recounts a canoe trip along a doomed waterway he knew in . His narrative chronicle of the trip was first published as a magazine article in Holiday, and later Graves added history, philosophy and folklore which resulted in his first major book, Goodbye to a River (). The book attracted national attention and critical praise for its original style. It won the Carr P. Collins Award of the Texas Born: August 6, , Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

  Goodbye to a River is his account of that farewell canoe voyage. As he braves rapids and fatigue and the fickle autumn weather, he muses upon old blood feuds of the region and violent skirmishes with native tribes, and retells wild stories of courage and cowardice and deceit that shaped both the river’s people and the land during frontier 4/5(2). Goodbye to a River reveals the intensely violent history of Texas and the gradual pacification of the river and the surrounding communities. But if you are a staunch anti-environment type you should still read this book just to read the passages about changing seasons, hunting and fishing and the detailed history of some of the characters that.


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Goodbye to a River is his account of that farewell canoe voyage. As he braves rapids and fatigue and the fickle autumn weather, he muses upon old blood feuds of the region and violent skirmishes with native tribes, and retells wild stories of courage and cowardice and deceit that shaped both the river s people and the land during frontier times Cited by: 6.

Goodbye to a River book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos Ri /5. Goodbye to a River: A Narrative (Vintage Departures) - Kindle edition by Graves, John.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Goodbye to a River: A Narrative (Vintage Departures)/5().

About Goodbye to a River. In the s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas. For John Graves, this project meant that if the stream’s regimen was thus changed, the beautiful and sometimes brutal surrounding countryside would also change, as would the lives of the people whose rugged ancestors had eked out an existence there.

Goodbye to a River is a poignant narrative of one man's journey by canoe down the river of his memories. Along the way, he describes the colorful Texas landscape and recounts its rich history.

The book is 'required reading' for anyone interested in a blend of 50's 'progress' in the form of the threatened river and a whole host of tales that.

Goodbye to a River is his account of that farewell canoe voyage. As he braves rapids and fatigue and the fickle autumn weather, he muses upon old blood feuds of the region and violent skirmishes with native tribes, and retells wild stories of courage and cowardice and deceit that shaped both the river’s people and the land during frontier /5(8).

Goodbye to a River is his account of that farewell canoe voyage. As he braves rapids and fatigue and the fickle autumn weather, he muses upon old blood feuds of the region and violent skirmishes with native tribes, and retells wild stories of courage and cowardice and deceit that shaped both the river’s people and the land during frontier.

"In he heard the river would be dammed, drowning much he remembered. And so he took a belated canoe trip on it, alone, to bid it farewell. The book is a narrative of that trip - three rain-soaked, wind-driven autumn weeks, bucking rapids, scraping sudden rocks, making and breaking camp. This year's selection, Goodbye to a River, is the story of John Graves' canoe journey down the Brazos River.

The book is part history, part memoir, and part travellogue. Goodbye to a River, like many Texas narratives, uses the journey for structure, and the journey takes on symbolic significance as well. This journey is a personal process.

Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Goodbye to a River: A Narrative. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller Results (1 - 30). Buy a cheap copy of Goodbye to a River: A Narrative book by John Graves. In the s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas.

For John Graves, this project meant that if the stream’s regimen was thus Free shipping over $Cited by: 6. The Best Goodbye book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the n /5. Goodbye to a River is his account of that farewell canoe voyage.

As he braves rapids and fatigue and the fickle autumn weather, he muses upon old blood feuds of the region and violent skirmishes with native tribes, and retells wild stories of courage and cowardice and deceit that shaped both the river’s people and the land during frontier /5(28).

Goodbye to a River - Goodbye to a River audiobook, by John Graves A three-week trip down the Brazos River, into which is woven a history of the people who have lived along its banks-Indians, settlers, warriors, and the s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas.

For John Graves, this project meant that if the 4/5. Goodbye to a River is of course required reading material for all incoming freshman at Texas State University this fall. And of course the administration picked an obscure book to make sure students would actually read for once. However thanks to Search engine optimizing firm Page Creations the truly lazy now have an out.

So without further ado. If you have, you should hunt for a copy of Goodbye to a River by Texas writer John Graves. It might help you explore a piece of river, or a piece of yourself, in ways you never imagined.

Graves wrote the book after a three-week canoe trip down his favorite stretch of the Brazos River, prior to the expected construction of a series of dams that. Buy Goodbye to a River by John Graves online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now.

In my opinion, John Graves is an important writer, not only for North Texas, not only for Texas itself, but also for the United States. In Goodbye to a River, he describes in elegant and sensitive prose a canoe journey he took in the late s down the portion of the Brazos River from just below the Possum Kingdom dam to the vicinity of Glen Rose/5(9).

Get this from a library. Goodbye, river, goodbye. [George Mendoza; George A Tice] -- Epitaph for a river whose life and waters have been polluted. The Brazos is the river in Goodbye to a River, and the stretch that Graves planned to look at closely was threatened by an upstream damming project.

Graves had worked up a. In this beloved modern classic, the author renders an account of three weeks spent on the Brazos River during the autumn of Part history, part memoir, and part travelogue, "Goodbye to a River" is a moving tribute to a vanishing world and its people.

Illustrations.Review: Goodbye to a River: A Narrative User Review - Paul - Goodreads. Briefly, this is an exquisite piece of writing. Significant stretches compel one to read aloud (or to someone).

It's just a beautiful book which reveals the natural and historical story of a small part /5(8).9 Must-Read River Books. Rivers lend themselves to stories, and stories lend themselves to books. So naturally, there have been a couple of great river books over the years. Here are nine masterworks of .