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One of America's most beloved authors and a master of the personal essay, Willie Morris (1934-1999) wrote nineteen books and hundreds of articles and reflections. To honor his memory on the seventy-fifth anniversary of his birth (November 29, 1934), My Two Oxfords is a special edition of one of these choice essays.

In this piece, he addresses the quirky circumstance of havi
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Hardcover, 26 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by University Press of Mississippi
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Willie Morris (1934-1999) was a celebrated Southern US writer who was educated at the University of Texas at Austin and Oxford, and a writer-in-residence at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). I saw this book and decided to drop $20 on it, despite it being probably the smallest book for adults that I've ever purchased.

Morris writes about the two Oxfords he has known: the Oxford of his college days, and the city that serves as the home for the University of Mississippi. He compares these tw
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William Weaks "Willie" Morris (November 29, 1934 — August 2, 1999), was an American writer and editor born in Jackson, Mississippi, though his family later moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, which he immortalized in his works of prose. Morris' trademark was his lyrical prose style and reflections on the American South, particularly the Mississippi Delta. In 1967 he became the youngest editor of ...more
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