Remembering Willieby University Press of Mississippi, Bill Clinton, Linton Weeks, Deborah Mathis, Paul Greenberg
All Who Knew Willie Morris claim and treasure a part of him. After his sudden death on August 2, 1999, there was a spontaneous and immediate outpouring of praise of him and his works. In this time of grief his close friends, literary colleagues, political figures, and some of the nation's most notable journalists sounded their acclamation of this indelibly influential writer.
This book of memorials collects twenty-seven eulogies and tributes. These came from Yazoo City, his boyhood hometown, from his native state of Mississippi, from literary America, from the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and from the Oval Office, with appreciations from William Styron, David Halberstam, Ellen Douglas, Mike Espy, William Winter, Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., Will Campbell, Donna Tartt, Rick Bragg, Paul Greenberg, Deborah Mathis, Linton Weeks, Michael Skube, the President of the United States, and others. Included also is an essay by Morris, "A Love That Transcends Sadness."
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