Willie Morris


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

Died
August 02, 1999

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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 Harper's Magazine. He wrote several works of fiction and non-fiction, including his seminal book North Toward Home, as well as My Dog Skip. ...more

Average rating: 4.02 · 4,982 ratings · 443 reviews · 39 distinct worksSimilar authors
My Dog Skip

4.02 avg rating — 1,854 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
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My Cat Spit McGee

3.97 avg rating — 983 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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North Toward Home

4.10 avg rating — 696 ratings — published 1967 — 9 editions
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Good Old Boy

4.19 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 1971 — 7 editions
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Taps

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3.96 avg rating — 282 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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The Courting of Marcus Dupree

4.28 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 1983 — 10 editions
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New York Days

3.81 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1993
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Last of the Southern Girls

3.26 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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My Mississippi

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Terrains Of The Heart And O...

4.20 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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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

“I have always had a love for American geography, and especially for the landscapes of the South. One of my pleasures has been to drive across it, with no one in the world knowing where I am, languidly absorbing the thoughts and memories of old moments, of people vanished now from my life.”
Willie Morris, The Courting of Marcus Dupree

“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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