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Morris, Willie

Overview
Works: 136 works in 436 publications in 9 languages and 22,963 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Biographies  Fiction  Drama  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Bildungsromans  Animal films  Film adaptations 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Instrumentalist, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Performer
Classifications: PS3563.O8745, 813.54
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The courting of Marcus Dupree by Willie Morris( )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Located in the Oklahoma Collection
Taps : a novel by Willie Morris( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Swayze Barksdale comes of age in the southern town of Fisk's Landing in the summer of 1951, his life defined by the Korean War raging overseas, and his job of playing "Taps" at the funerals of the town's fallen soldiers
Yazoo: integration in a Deep-Southern town by Willie Morris( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970 Brown v. Board of Education was sixteen years old, and fifteen years had passed since the Brown II mandate that schools integrate "with all deliberate speed." Still, after all this time, it was necessary for the U.S. Supreme Court to order thirty Mississippi school districts--whose speed had been anything but deliberate--to integrate immediately. One of these districts included Yazoo City, the hometown of writer Willie Morris. Installed productively on "safe, sane Manhattan Island," Morris, though compelled to write about this pivotal moment, was reluctant to return to Yazoo and do no less than serve as cultural ambassador between the flawed Mississippi that he loved and a wider world. "I did not want to go back," Morris wrote. "I finally went home because the urge to be there during Yazoo's most critical moment was too elemental to resist, and because I would have been ashamed of myself if I had not." The result, Yazoo, is part reportage, part memoir, part ethnography, part social critique--and one of the richest accounts we have of a community's attempt to come to terms with the realities of seismic social change. As infinitely readable and nuanced as ever, Yazoo is available again, enhanced by an informative foreword by historian Jenifer Jensen Wallach and a warm and personal afterword on Morris's writing life by his widow, JoAnne Prichard Morris
The last of the Southern girls by Willie Morris( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carol Hollywell is beautiful, smart, elegant, and charming. A debutante from Arkansas, she is heir to a good Southern name and a small Southern fortune. She knows what she wants and, more important, knows how to get it. She is, in other words, the prototypical southern belle, a Scarlett O'Hara for the 1950s, and when she moves to Washington, D.C., in 1957, she sets the town on its ear. Willie Morris' clever novel (loosely based on a real-life figure) follows this headstrong woman from her arrival in the Capital and traces the ups and downs of her life in the political and social whirl of the city over the next decade and a half. Eventually, she becomes romantically involved with a prominent congressman, but the genuine satisfactions they find in their relationship cannot long withstand the pressures of the ambitions both of them harbor.--From publisher description
The South today, 100 years after Appomattox by Willie Morris( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of these essays, now rev.and extended, originally appeared in a supplement to the April 1965 issue of Harper's magazine
The ghosts of Medgar Evers : a tale of race, murder, Mississippi, and Hollywood by Willie Morris( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unusual book about the making of the movie Ghosts of Mississippi and its more complicated historical background: the 1963 assassination of courageous civil rights activist Medgar Evers and the conviction thirty years later of his killer, Byron De La Beckwith."--Jacket
My dog Skip( Visual )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who says best friends have to be human? Not Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz), who receives a talented terrier named Skip for his birthday. With Skip's remarkable and unconventional help, Willie and Skip turn bullies into friends, tangle with hapless moonshiners, and even win the affections of the prettiest girl in school
A Southern album : recollections of some people and places and times gone by by Irwin Glusker( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integration in a deep-southern town by Willie Morris( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970 Brown v. Board of Education was sixteen years old, and fifteen years had passed since the Brown II mandate that schools integrate ""with all deliberate speed."" Still, after all this time, it was necessary for the U.S. Supreme Court to order thirty Mississippi school districts--whose speed had been anything but deliberate--to integrate immediately. One of these districts included Yazoo City, the hometown of writer Willie Morris. Installed productively on ""safe, sane Manhattan Island, "" Morris, though compelled to write about this pivotal moment, was reluctant to return to Yazoo and do
Faulkner's Mississippi by Willie Morris( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs along the Mississippi River about which Faulkner wrote with some quotations from his novels
My Mississippi by Willie Morris( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, finished a few weeks before his death in August 1999, circles back home where he started. To live it and discover it one more time, he and his son David Rae take us on a trip through contemporary Mississippi." "Who could express so ardently a comprehension of the Mississippi landscape? Who could capture so unerringly the state's contrasting and often contradictory faces? For his readers the answer is Willie Morris. For Morris it is his photographer son." "Surveying the familiar yet always strangely evocative panorama that became his literary terrain, My Mississippi contemplates the realities of the present day, assesses the most vital concerns of the citizens, gauges how the state has changed, and beholds what Mississippi is like at the beginning of a new century. This southern homeland to which Morris returned after terminating his career as a New York editor remained for him a tantalizing mystery, the touchstone for all his thoughts, and one of the last unique places in America. For Morris, despite its flaws, Mississippi is beloved."--Jacket
Conversations with Willie Morris by Willie Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first collection of interviews and profiles devoted to author Willie Morris, Bales compiles 25 fascinating and incisive conversations (some never before published) with a man who confronted the turbulent issues of his generation
Prayer for the opening of the Little League season by Willie Morris( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prayer for the "baseball children of the earth", together with their parents, siblings, grandparents, neighbors, and all others who understand the pleasures and frustrations of evenings when the children play ball
Life after Mississippi by James A Autry( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the title indicates, Autry takes us on a personal voyage beyond his Mississippi roots to the corporate world where he currently is president of magazine publishing at The Meredith Corporation. Autry faithfully records the voices he hears, both past and present, amid the joy and pain of living. He is, as Willie Morris writes in his Introduction, 'an observer whose task it is to remind us of those small but important details that add up to a significant understanding.' Throughout Autry's work there is a simple faith in mankind, in the best that people can be. Life After Mississippi makes us stop and listen to a country preacher saving souls, an Air Force ground control operator trying to save a pilot's life, a father trying to understand his son, a young man grappling with the social prejudices of his native land. Yet Autry also knows the deep silences of the wind in the pines, of hot, quiet days in the Mississippi hill country, the sound of one's own breathing. Life After Mississippi is illustrated with photographs taken by another talented member of the Autry family, the author's stepmother, Lola Mae Autry. Her photos also faithfully record a time and place -- rural Mississippi during the 1940s and '50s -- that reflect the truth of Autry's poetry: the plain life of farmers, a close community of neighbors and kin, a tenacious spiritual strength that comes from religious faith, love of the land and its creatures, and an enduring respect for one's fellowman ..."
North toward home by Willie Morris( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an autobiography in mid-passage. Born and raised in Mississippi, the 32-year-old author went to the University of Texas, to Oxford, and finally to one of the most demanding educational institutions of all, New York City, where in 1967 he became Editor-in-Chief of America's oldest magazine, Harper's--the eighth, and youngest, editor in Harper's 117-year history. His is more than one man's story; it is the story of a generation that grew to maturity in two of the most provocative decades of United States history, the 1940s and 1950s. On these pages are memorable portraits of country baseball players, high school English teachers, American Legionnaires, college fraternity men, state legislators, John Birchers, reforming journalists, Lyndon Johnson, New York editors, eminent American writers and historians--all part of a narrative rich in humor, sorrow, and understanding, Willie Morris's growing up was as American as Mark Twain's. Yazoo City, population 7000, was his home for 17 years. He was a typical American boy who loved baseball and his dog, went to church, blew his trumpet, saluted the flag, and fell in love with blond majorettes. But there was something else: the exotic overtone of the great Mississippi Delta, enriched by the graves of ancestors who kept the Civil War an active presence. And there was another presence, at once familiar and mysterious, of the Negroes who lived among, but seldom with you. Willie Morris was a Southern boy. His was the extraordinary luck to have a father who put him on a Southern Trailways bus bound for the outside world. The boy who stepped off that bus at the University of Texas spent a bewildered year of rushing and hazing, dating beauty queens, joining every student organization at hand. His reading included student newspapers from all over the country, and the outside world opened further. By his senior year Morris was editor of the Daily Texan, and as a crusading student editor he was deep in controversy both in and out of the university. Returning to Texas in 1960, with four years as Rhodes Scholar at Oxford behind him, he took over the editorship of The Texas Observer. From his years directing that brilliant lone-wolf paper he gives a vivid and compassionate portrait of the Texas statehouse at work and play, of oil and gas lobbyists, of graft and chaos, of the silent tragedies in small Texas towns. Familiar figures move intimately on scene. Classmate Bill Moyers and Senator Lyndon Johnson are on home territory: 'Those Observer boys were never kind to me.' Eventually Texas was not enough. The boy from the hinterland moved, like so many before him, to the center of involvement, New York City. It was a painful transplant. A young couple with a three-year-old son, their roots deep in the Southern past, in Southern light and air and space, took harshly to the physical confines of what Morris calls 'The Big Cave.' But it is the intellectual and moral climate which matters. So it is in a new and turbulent setting, alien to the heart but intriguing to the mind, that this young American exile tries to find his place."--Jacket
Good old boy; a delta boyhood by Willie Morris( Book )

8 editions published between 1917 and 1980 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's boyhood escapades in his hometown of Yazoo City, Mississippi
Making things grow : the story of Mississippi Chemical Corporation by Jo G Prichard( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its uncertain, visionary beginnings in 1948 as the world's first farmer-owned nitrogen fertilizer plant, Mississippi Chemical Corporation has grown from a struggling enterprise in Yazoo City, Mississippi, to become a successful publicly-traded corporation with plants, partners, and markets around the world." "In it's first fifty years, the story of Mississippi Chemical has encompassed many of the most vital and dramatic aspects of the evolving American South before the larger nation and world. This volume not only recounts the story of one business enterprise with its roster of colorful, courageous, and resourceful individuals. It also provides a unique perspective on the changing agricultural, economic, and social landscape of the South and the nation in the second half of the twentieth century."--Jacket
New York days by Willie Morris( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racing stripes ; My dog Skip( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racing stripes. Horse breeder Nolan Walsh rescues a baby zebra accidentally left behind by a traveling circus and takes him home to his young daughter Channing. "Stripes" is soon introduced to the farm's misfit troupe of barnyard residents. The Walsh farm borders the Turfway Racetrack, where highly skilled thoroughbreds compete for the ultra-prestigious Kentucky Crown. From the first moment Stripes lays eyes on the track, he's hooked. He knows that if he could just get a chance, he could leave all those other horses in the dust. What he doesn't know is - he's not exactly a horse. But with characteristic zeal, he devotes himself to training for the big time
Jia you tiao gou by Mo rui si( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Taps : a novel
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Taps : a novelThe last of the Southern girlsThe ghosts of Medgar Evers : a tale of race, murder, Mississippi, and HollywoodMy dog SkipMy MississippiConversations with Willie MorrisPrayer for the opening of the Little League seasonNorth toward home
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Morris, William Weaks 1934-1999

Morris, Willie

Willie Morris Amerikaans journalist (1934-1999)

Willie Morris sceneggiatore statunitense

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