Willie: The Life of Willie Morris

Willie: The Life of Willie Morris

by Teresa Nicholas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628461053
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 03/10/2016
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 686,699
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Teresa Nicholas, Jackson, Mississippi, was born and raised in Yazoo City. She worked in book publishing in New York City for twenty-five years. In 2011 she published a memoir, Buryin' Daddy: Putting My Lebanese, Catholic, Southern Baptist Childhood to Rest, which was nominated by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for its nonfiction award.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

1 Growing Up "on the Edge of the Delta" 3

2 School Days in Yazoo: "A Pleasant, Driftless Life" 14

3 "Ready to Lick This Old World": The University of Texas 29

4 "Leaping and Lingering": From Oxford to the Observer 45

5 The Harper's Years: Reaching the "Organisational Summit" 57

6 Self-Exile on Long Island: "Molding from This Another Life" 74

7 "Coming Back to Where His Strongest Feelings Lay" 90

8 "Bittersweet, but Fine": Finding Serenity in Jackson 105

Epilogue 123

Acknowledgments 128

Chronology of Willie Morris's Life 131

Books Willie Morris 133

Sources 134

Bibliography 150

Photo Credits 154

Index 156

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