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In Search of Willie Morris: The Mercurial…

In Search of Willie Morris: The Mercurial Life of a Legendary Writer and…

by Larry L. King

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4161 In Search of Willie Morris The Mercurial Life of a Legendary Writer and Editor, by Larry L. King (read 14 May 2006) Continuing in Mississippi, this memoir concerning the superb Mississippi-born writer, Willie Morris, is full of interest. I have read this by Morris:
3527 My Dog Skip, by Willie Morris (read 13 Jan 2002)
3558 My Cat Spit McGee, by Willie Morris (read 1 Dec 2002)
3897 The Courting of Marcus Dupree, by Willie Morris (read 8 June 2004)
3922 Taps A Novel by Willie Morris (read 18 Aug 2004)
All great reading, and there is more by him I would like to read. He was editor in chief of Harper's for ten years, then floundered for years, always drinking too much, but did great writing and was a great friend of James Jones, Norman Mailer, David Halberstrom William Stryon, Truman Capote, Robert Penn Warren, Gay Talese, Donna Tartt, John Grisham, Winston Groom (all of whom I have read something by). The author is not the CNN interviewer, and I did not like the author too well--he seemed too eager to bring himself into the narrative and his unnecessary use of four-letter words repelled. But Morris' life is full of interest, though he is a greater writer than he was an upstanding man. ( )
  Schmerguls | Oct 22, 2007 |
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