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Published by University Press of Mississippi in Jackson .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • Mississippi

Subjects:

  • Morris, Willie,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Journalists -- United States -- Biography,
  • United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century,
  • Mississippi -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementWillie Morris.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3563.O8745 Z476 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 438 p. ;
Number of Pages438
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL51720M
ISBN 101578062667
LC Control Number99057733

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North Toward Home, by Willie Morris (read 18 June ) Last month I read a memoir of Willie Morris which made me want to read this book of his. It tells of his boyhood in Yazoo City, Miss., and his tumultuous time at the University of Texas and as editor of the Texas Observer.4/5(5). - North Toward Home by Morris, Willie. You Searched For: This item may be a former library book with typical markings. No guarantee on products that contain supplements Your satisfaction is % guaranteed. Twenty-five year bookseller with shipments to over fifty million happy customers. North Toward Home is the perceptive story of the education of an observant and intelligent young man, and a gifted writer's keen observations of a country in transition. It is, as Walker Percy wrote, "a touching, deeply felt and memorable account of one man's pilgrimage.". "North Toward Home traces the personal development and intellectual growth of a sixth-generation southerner - from his carefree boyhood in Yazoo City, Mississippi, through his student years at the University of Texas and subsequent editorship of the crusading Texas Observer, to his entry into the literary world of New York City.".

Willie Morris is at thirty-two the eight and youngest editor of Harper's Magazine. The name is in the family: his mother was a Harper of Mississippi, among whose forebears was the first territorial governor. Morris was born forty miles as the crow flies from the Mississippi, in Yazoo City (half hill, half delta), where his childhood was shaped by a sense of the South and the Lord : () Get this from a library! North toward home. [Willie Morris] -- The journalist and author offers a memoir of coming of age during a time of great cultural, social, and political change, from his Southern childhood to his time in New York during the s as. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. North toward home by Willie Morris, , Vintage Books edition, in English - Pages: The New York Times Book Review "North Toward Home is a classic."--William Styron From the Inside Flap With his signature style and grace, Willie Morris, arguably one of this country's finest Southern writers, presents us with an unparalleled memoir of a country in transition and a boy coming of age in a period of tumultuous cultural, social /5(22).