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Ranging across Texas

29 days ago   |   By TLS

Earlier this year I had one of the most remarkable reading experiences of my life - so intense that it's taken a while to recover from it or at least to process what happened. First, though, I should explain how it happened.
In 2014 and 2015 I spent a couple of semesters in Austin, Texas. I liked Texas, became interested in it in a passive sort of way, but not so interested that I felt like committing to Stephen Harrigan's 900-page history of the state, Big Wonderful Thing. Last year I heard Harrigan give a talk in Austin where he said that at an early stage in the book's composition he...
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