Saturday, January 23, 2016

The True Story Behind The Revenant

Here Lies Hugh Glass
Jon T. Coleman

The True Story Behind The Revenant

In Here Lies Hugh Glass , I tell a story about a man famous for nearly being killed by a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains in 1823. There's not much left of this man. He contributed one letter to history. He spoke to people, but the writers who tracked him through twice-removed conversations only disfigured him further with their literary ambitions, calling him America's Odysseus, a laughable honorific for a working-class guy whose major talent, accident proneness, made him more Homer Simpson than Homeric.

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