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The Courting Of Marcus Dupree

Author: Willie Morris
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617031925
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At the time of Marcus Dupree's birth, when Deep South racism was about to crest and shatter against the Civil Rights Movement, Willie Morris journeyed north in a circular transit peculiar to southern writers. His memoir of those years, North Toward Home, became a modern classic. In The Courting of Marcus Dupree he turned again home to Mississippi to write about the small town of Philadelphia and its favorite son, a black high-school quarterback. In Marcus Dupree, Morris found a living emblem of that baroque strain in the American character called "southern." Beginning on the summer practice fields, Morris follows Marcus Dupree through each game of his senior varsity year. He talks with the Dupree family, the college recruiters, the coach and the school principal, some of the teachers and townspeople, and, of course, with the young man himself. As the season progresses and the seventeen-year-old Dupree attracts a degree of national attention to Philadelphia neither known nor endured since "the Troubles" of the early sixties, these conversations take on a wider significance. Willie Morris has created more than a spectator's journal. He writes here of his repatriation to a land and a people who have recovered something that fear and misdirected loyalties had once eclipsed. The result is a fascinating, unusual, and even topical work that tells a story richer than its apparent subject, for it brings the whole of the eighties South, with all its distinctive resonances, to life.

One Mississippi Two Mississippi

Author: Carol V. R. George
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190231092
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During Freedom Summer 1964, three young civil rights workers who were tasked with registering voters at Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Neshoba County, Mississippi were murdered there by law enforcement and Ku Klux Klansmen. The murders were hardly noticed in the area, so familiar had such violence become in the Magnolia State. For forty-one days the bodies of the three men lay undetected in a nearby dam, and for years afterward efforts to bring those responsible to justice were met only with silence. In One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, Carol V.R. George links the history of the Methodist Church (now the United Methodist Church), with newly-researched local history to show the role of this large denomination, important to both blacks and whites, in Mississippi's stumble toward racial justice. From 1930-1968, white Methodists throughout the church segregated their black co-religionists, silencing black ministers and many white ministers as well, locking their doors to all but their own members. Finally, the combination of civil rights activism and embarrassed Methodist morality persuaded the United Methodists to restore black people to full membership. As the county and church integrated, volunteers from all races began to agitate for a new trial for the chief conspirator of the murders. In 2005, forty-one years after the killings, the accused was found guilty, his fate determined by local jurors who deliberated in a city ringed with casinos, unrecognizable to the old Neshoba. In one sense a spiritual history, the book is a microhistory of Mt. Zion Methodist Church and its struggles with white Neshoba, as a community learned that reconciliation requires a willingness to confront the past fully and truthfully. George draws on interviews with county residents, black and white Methodist leaders, civil rights veterans, and those in civic groups, academia, and state government who are trying to carry the flag for reconciliation. George's sources--printed, oral, and material--offer a compelling account of the way in which residents of a place long reviled as "dark Neshoba" have taken up the task of truth-telling in a world uncomfortable with historical truth.

Willie Morris

Author: Jack Bales
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476612315
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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.

Conversations With Willie Morris

Author: Willie Morris
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578062362
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"I've been asked all over America . . . why Mississippi is so distinctive. You know, we have our failings, but we're coming along all right. But as to why Mississippi is so artistic and athletic I always say there is something in the quality of two things: memory . . . and the sour-mash bourbon." During the three decades since the London Sunday Times trumpeted North Toward Home as "the finest evocation of an American boyhood since Mark Twain," southerner Willie Morris (1934-1999) wrote seventeen other books, including a second well-received volume of autobiography. Throughout his lengthy literary career, which began when he contributed his first sports column to a local newspaper at the age of twelve, he attained national prominence as a journalist, nonfiction writer, novelist, editor, and essayist. In Conversations with Willie Morris, the first collection of interviews and profiles devoted to this American author, Jack Bales compiles twenty-five fascinating and incisive conversations (some never before published) with a man who for over forty years confronted the turbulent issues of his generation. "I have no alternative to words," Morris occasionally replied when asked about his far-reaching career. And throughout his life he unceasingly spoke out on matters that concerned him, writing at various times with outrage, humor, sadness, and affection -- but always with passion and candor. The diverse topics covered in this collection reflect the scope of Morris's wide-ranging interests. As he speaks with journalists, public radio and television hosts, social historians, and even a professional comedian, he candidly discusses his own life and literary career, sports, other authors, the 1960s, politics, the Civil War, dogs, the complexities of race relations, and, of course, the South and his beloved Mississippi. After reviewing the author's Homecomings some ten years ago, a Boston Globe writer concluded, "There's damn fine life left in this man's prose." As is evident by Willie Morris's eighteen books, countless essays, and the insightful profiles and interviews gathered here, there is little doubt that this man's prose will be remembered as fresh, lively, and thought-provoking. Jack Bales, the author of Kenneth Roberts, Esther Forbes: A Bio-Bibliography of the Author of Johnny Tremain, and other books, has written extensively on Willie Morris. He is the reference and humanities librarian at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA. Other books by and about Willie Morris Remembering Willie North Toward Home

Die Farben Des Himmels

Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641173981
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Die abgeschiedene Farm ihrer Familie in Maine ist die einzige Welt, die Christina Olson kennt. Eine seltene Krankheit schränkt ihren Radius extrem ein und verhindert, dass sie diesen kleinen Kosmos verlassen kann. Als ihre ersehnte Verlobung in die Brüche geht, platzt ihre letzte Hoffnung, der klaustrophobischen Enge ihres Lebens zu entkommen. Doch dank ihres unbeugsamen Willens gelingt es Christina, sich eine ganz eigene Welt zu erschaffen – in deren Mittelpunkt die tiefe Freundschaft mit dem Maler Andrew Wyeth steht. Er zeigt ihr, dass es mehr als eine Art gibt zu lieben, und verewigt sie in einem der berühmtesten amerikanischen Gemälde des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Wer Die Toten St Rt

Author: Carolyn Haines
ISBN: 3732556425
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Ein Wohlfühl-Krimi mit Geist und Humor Sarah Booth Delaney ist eine unkonventionelle Südstaaten-Schönheit mit einem Problem: Ledig, über 30 und ohne Arbeit, steht sie kurz davor, den angestammten Familiensitz zu verlieren. Obendrein wird sie vom Geist des Kindermädchens ihrer Ururgroßmutter heimgesucht, der sie mit Freude immer wieder auf ihre bedauernswerte Lage hinweist. Aus Zufall und der Not heraus wird Sarah Privatdetektivin - und schlittert gleich in einen handfesten Mordfall: Hamilton Garrett V. kehrt nach über zwanzig Jahren zurück nach Zinnia, Mississippi. Als Kind soll er in der Kleinstadt seine Mutter getötet haben. Was ist dran an dem Gerücht? Und ist es vernünftig, dass Sarah sich in den mutmaßlichen Mörder verliebt? Bald wird sie selbst zur Verdächtigen - und stellt fest: Wer die Toten stört, steht sehr schnell mit einem Fuß im Grabe ... Dieser spannende Kriminalroman bildet den Auftakt der Cosy-Crime-Reihe um die sympathische Privatermittlerin Sarah Booth Delaney - für alle Fans von Tante Dimity, M. C. Beaton und Cherringham. Band 2: "Kein Friede seiner Asche". eBooks von beTHRILLED - mörderisch gute Unterhaltung.

50 Erfolgsmodelle

Author: Mikael Krogerus
ISBN: 9783036955292
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Wie treffe ich die richtige Entscheidung? Was verraten meine Freunde über mich? Lebe ich im Jetzt? Warum kaufe ich immer Dinge, die ich gar nicht brauche? Was sagt meine Musiksammlung über mich aus? Wann ist der Zeitpunkt für eine Veränderung? Dieses Buch ist ein Arbeitsbuch. Die Modelle können abgeschrieben, ausgefüllt, weiterentwickelt werden. Egal, ob eine schwerwiegende Entscheidung vor Ihnen liegt oder ein langer Streit hinter Ihnen, ob Sie jemand anders oder sich selbst besser verstehen wollen - dieses Buch ist die Anleitung. Und die Antwort sind Sie selbst.

Southern Writers

Author: Joseph M. Flora
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807131237
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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.

Contemporary Poets Dramatists Essayists And Novelists Of The South

Author: Robert A. Bain
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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From the early 20th century to the present, Southern literary talent has flourished. The newer poets, dramatists, essayists, and novelists of this region often use their writings to comment upon the changing social values of the South, while also drawing upon traditional Southern values and qualities. This reference work presents profiles of 50 modern Southern writers of essays, poems, drama, and novels. Each profile critically comments upon their work.