Willie Morris

Willie Morris

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William Weaks Morris was a writer defined in large measure by his Southern roots. A seventh generation Mississippian, he grew up in Yazoo City frequently reminded of his heritage. Spending his college years at the University of Texas and at Oxford University in England gave Morris a taste of the world and, at the very least, something to write home about. This volume is a comprehensive reference work dealing with Willie Morris' life and works. It is also a literary biography based on hundreds of primary sources such as letters, newspaper articles and interviews. The principal focus is on Morris' literary legacy, which includes works such as North Toward Home, New York Days and My Dog Skip.Mentions that in October Ai968, the day before Bill Clinton left for England on a Rhodes scholarship, the future U.S. president a€œtoured Manhattan in a taxia€ with Harpera#39;s editor Morris. ... a€œMorris had impressed Clinton with his charm and wit the first time they met, eight months earlier. ... Morris is referred to in several of the essays in this eclectic collection, the authors of which a€œaddress topics such as the past, anbsp;...

Title:Willie Morris
Author:Jack Bales
Publisher:McFarland - 2006-07-18


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