WorldCat Identities

Morris, Wright 1910-1998

Overview
Works: 326 works in 1,211 publications in 4 languages and 44,087 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western fiction  Biographies  Domestic fiction  Pictorial works  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Illustrated works  History 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Photographer, Editor, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3525.O7475, 813.52
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The field of vision by Wright Morris( Book )

46 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story unfolds by views of events through the voices of different characters. A group of Nebraskans find themselves in a bullfight arena in Mexico City
Plains song, for female voices by Wright Morris( Book )

36 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three generations of women from the Atkins family who settle, and farm on the middle western plains from the early years of the twentieth century to the 1970s
Love among the cannibals by Wright Morris( Book )

43 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wright Morris' new novel is a complete change for a National Book Award winner. It is short, sexy, straight-forward and easy to read; his admirers however may find it a disappointment. The narrator, Earl Horter, is a lyric writer of juke box songs. He is 41, and he and his partner, Mac (the "poor man's Rodgers and Hart") are in Hollywood to work on a musical. They each pick up a girl - Mac's is a Memphis belle and Earl's is a Greek goddess - and the four take a trip to Acapulco where the primitive atmosphere reveals the true nature of each. The book is in part a take-off of Hollywood and modern life in general, and seems also to be a parody of "serious" novels on the movie capital. Morris does some pretty good work on cliches and there are moments clearly and freshly , but the main theme is too shallow and easy for as subtle a writer as Morris..... It is still a better than average book - a likelier candidate for popular sales now, reprints later."--Kirkus
Wright Morris territory : a treasury of work by Wright Morris( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduced from the 1948 edition of The Home Place, the Bison Book edition brings back into print an important early work by one of the most highly regarded of contemporary American Writers. This account in first-person narrative and photographs of the one-day visit of Clyde Muncy to ""the home place"" at Lone Tree, Nebraska, has been called ""as near to a new fiction form as you could get."" Both prose and pictures are homely: worn linoleum, an old man's shoes, well-used kitchen utensils, and weathered siding. Muncy's journey of discovery takes the measure of the man he has bec
Man and boy by Wright Morris( )

33 editions published between 1951 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother Ormsby, noted birdwatcher and lecturer, is a tyrant at home and nearly ruins her marital and parental relations
Fire sermon by Wright Morris( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy finds himself trapped between the secure world of his great-uncle and the exciting lives of a hippie couple
Earthly delights, unearthly adornments : American writers as image-makers by Wright Morris( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About fiction; reverent reflections on the nature of fiction with irreverent observations on writers, readers & other abuses by Wright Morris( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The huge season : a novel by Wright Morris( )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel, set in 1952 but intermingling the past and present, the protagonist reviews the effects of the Jazz Age on himself and a friend, recalling their exploits in college, in Paris, and in love. The result is the picture of a generation
A life by Wright Morris( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The home place by Wright Morris( Book )

27 editions published between 1948 and 1999 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduced from the 1948 edition, the Bison Book edition of The Home Place brings back into print an important early work by one of the most highly regarded of contemporary American authors. This account in first-person narrative and photographs of the one-day visit of Clyde Muncy to "the home place" at Lone Tree, Nebraska, has been called "the nearest thing to a documentary film that today's publishing has found" (New York Times Book Review) and "as near to a new fiction form as you coud get" (San Francisco Chronicle).- back cover
One day by Wright Morris( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ceremony in Lone Tree by Wright Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revelation of the hopes, fears and frustrations of Old Scanlon's family and friends as they gather at Lone Tree, Nebraska, to celebrate the patriarch's 90th birthday
Collected stories, 1948-1986 by Wright Morris( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author has won the American Book Award and the National Book Award
Cause for wonder by Wright Morris( )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real losses, imaginary gains by Wright Morris( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fork River space project : a novel by Wright Morris( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] gets off to a promising start as a May-September couple on the Nebraska/Kansas border seek a handyman to deal with a clogged sink. "Plumbers do not come cheap," but the plumber lives (in what turns out to be nearly a ghost town) with a house-painter (who used to write) who works for three dollars an hour. Dahlberg, the painter, establishes himself with the young(er) wife, as the husband bemusedly watches their relationship develop and investigates the strange depopulation of Fork River (the not-quite abandoned town in which 700 people formerly lived, until a tornado or something swept a dozen and a large amount of dirt away, leaving a crater that is guarded by the plumber, the painter, and one other resident). --Stephen O. Murray at Amazon.com
God's country and my people by Wright Morris( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deep sleep by Wright Morris( Book )

27 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What a way to go by Wright Morris( Book )

20 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and German and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Arnold Soby (regarded by his girl students as safe and acceptable, but also good fun) on a sabbatical voyage to Italy and Greece. Among Soby's shipboard companions are Miss Winifred Throop, retired head mistress of the Winnetka Country Day School; her companion and colleague, Miss Mathilde Kollwitz, teacher of French and German; and Miss Thropp's seventeen-year-old niece, Cynthia Pomeroy, beautiful, scatterbrained, and studiously vulgar
 
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The field of vision
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Plains song, for female voicesLove among the cannibalsWright Morris territory : a treasury of workMan and boyFire sermonThe huge season : a novelA lifeThe home place
Alternative Names
Morris, Wright

Morris, Wright, 1910-

Morris, Wright Marion

Wright Morris

Wright Morris Amerikaans fotograaf (1910-1998)

Wright Morris amerikansk fotograf

Wright Morris scrittore, saggista e fotografo statunitense

Wright Morris US-amerikanischer Fotograf und Autor

מוריס, רייט

رايت موريس

رایت موریس عکاس آمریکایی

रैट मौरिस

রাইট মরিস

モリス, ライト

ライト・モリス

Languages
English (478)

German (16)

Italian (7)

Japanese (2)