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La Vida Brinca

La Vida Brinca( )
Photographer: Wittliff, William D.
Introduction by: Harrigan, Stephen
Ferrer, Elizabeth
By (photographer): Wittliff, Bill
Publication Date:Mar 2006
Publisher:University of Texas Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $50.00
Book Description:

Iconic images of Hispanic life that tell an allegorical and deeply personal story of Mexican history and spirituality.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Photography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12 x 12 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:4.033 Pounds
Author Biography

Bill Wittliff is a screenwriter who was born and raised in Texas. He is best known for his adaptation of Larry McMurty's Pulitzer Prize-wining western novel "Lonesome Dove" inot a hit mini-series. The series retold Mr. McMurtry┬┐s 1985 novel about two former Texas Rangers on a cattle drive to Montana as a four-part, eight-hour saga in 1989. Wittliff had developed a strong affinity for the outsize mythology and history of Texas. He had also become a prominent cultural figure in Austin.

He and his wife had owned a small press that published books by writers from Texas and other parts of the Southwest. They had also begun a university archive, the Southwestern Writers Collection, filled with manuscripts and artifacts. He had also written the screenplays for a number of films set in Texas, among them 'Raggedy Man' (1981), in which Sissy Spacek played a character based on his mother, who raised her two sons as a small-town telephone switchboard operator.

Bill Witliff passed away from a heart attack on 06/09/2019 at the age of 79.


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