Mojo Rising: Masters of the Art

Mojo Rising: Masters of the Art

by James L. Dickerson (Editor)

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Mojo Rising: Masters of the Art by James L. Dickerson

Mojo Rising: Masters of the Art: An outstanding collection of stories by some of the most renowned Southern writers. Highly recommended. --Robert W. Hamblin, Professor Emeritus of English and Founding Director, Center for Faulkner Studies. Southeast Missouri State University

"Mojo Rising: Masters of the Art" is a collection of short stories by 10 of the American South's greatest writers. Several of the stories are reprinted for the first time in many years. One story is an original contribution.

Included in this anthology are includes stories by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Faulkner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tennessee Williams, Richard Wright (generally regarded as one of the top three African American writers in American history), noted Civil War historian and novelist Shelby Foote, author Willie Morris (legendary editor of Harper’s Magazine in the 1960s, novelist, and journalist), American Book Award winner Ellen Gilchrist (who contributed a previously unpublished story), Elizabeth Spencer (graduate of Belhaven College and Vanderbilt University; University of Mississippi creative writing instructor; five-time winner of the O. Henry Award for short fiction), Stark Young, former drama critic for the New York Times and author of a bestselling novel “So Red the Rose,” and novelist and short writer Ellen Douglas, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker and in the O. Henry collection of prize stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941644874
Publisher: Sartoris Literary Group
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

James L. Dickerson is publisher of Sartoris Literary Group. After a career as a journalist for three Pulitzer Prize winning dailies, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis, the Clarion Ledger-Jackson Daily News, and the Delta Democrat-Times of Greenville (MS), he began a career as a full-time author writing more than 30 books, including the prize winning "Mojo Triangle: Birthplace of Country, Blues, Jazz and Rock 'n' Roll" and "Dixie's Dirty Secret." A graduate of the University of
Mississippi, Dickerson is also a published short story writer and novelist. He has served as a book critic for the Toronto Star, Baltimore Sun, BookPage, and Nashville Tennessean

Table of Contents

Introduction

By James L. Dickerson

11

A Rose for Emily

By William Faulkner

27

Why I Live at the P.O.

By Eudora Welty

40

Jalous Business

By Stark Young

56

Mama’s Old Stucco House

By Tennessee Williams

65

The Boy in the Tree

By Elizabeth Spencer

78

Big Black Good Man

By Richard Wright

94

A Christmas Story

By Ellen Gilchrist

112

Luke and the Legionnaires

By Willie Morris

124

Shots in the Dark

By Shelby Foote

150

On the Lake

By Ellen Douglas

178

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