Willie Morris





Willie Morris

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born
in Jackson, MS, The United States
November 29, 1934

died
August 02, 1999

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Average rating: 3.98 · 2,562 ratings · 254 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
My Dog Skip
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My Cat Spit McGee
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North Toward Home
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Taps: A Novel
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The Courting of Marcus Dupree
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New York Days
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Last of the Southern Girls
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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My Mississippi
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Terrains Of The Heart And O...
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More books by Willie Morris…
“They had buried him under our elm tree, they said -- yet this was not totally true. For he really lay buried in my heart.”
Willie Morris, My Dog Skip

“And it was to this city, whenever I went home, that I always knew I must return, for it was mistress of one's wildest hopes, protector of one's deepest privacies. It was half insane with its noise, violence, and decay, but it gave one the tender security of fulfillment. On winter afternoons, from my office, there were sunsets across Manhattan when the smog itself shimmered and glowed… Despite its difficulties, which become more obvious all the time, one was constantly put to the test by this city, which finally came down to its people; no other place in America had quite such people and they would not allow you to go stale; in the end they were its triumph and its reward.”
Willie Morris

“As with many Southern Writers, I believe that the special quality of the land itself indelibly shapes the people who dwell upon it.”
Willie Morris, The Courting of Marcus Dupree

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