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The Resource In search of Willie Morris : the mercurial life of a legendary writer and editor, Larry L. King

In search of Willie Morris : the mercurial life of a legendary writer and editor, Larry L. King

Label
In search of Willie Morris : the mercurial life of a legendary writer and editor
Title
In search of Willie Morris
Title remainder
the mercurial life of a legendary writer and editor
Statement of responsibility
Larry L. King
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Willie Morris the famously talented - and complex - writer and editor, helped to remake American journalism and wrote more than a dozen books, including the classic memoirs My Dog Skip and North Toward Home. His time at the head of Harper's magazine, where he was made editor at age thirty-two, is legendary. With writers like David Halberstam, Norman Mailer, and the author of this book, Larry L. King. Harper's became the magazine to read and the place to be in print. Morris was friend, colleague, or mentor to a remarkable cast of writers - William Styron, James Jones, Truman Capote, Robert Penn Warren, George Plimpton, Gay Talese, and later in life, Barry Hannah, Donna Tartt, John Grisham, and Winston Groom." "In Search of Willie Morris is a wise, sometimes raucous, and moving look at Willie Morris that conveys the energy and activity of the years on top and the troubles, talents, late rallies, and mysteries of the man. Written with the affection of a close friend and the critical insight of a fellow writer, it is an absorbing biography of an extraordinarily gifted literary man and raconteur who inspired both wonder and frustration, and who left behind a legacy and a body of work that endures."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.O8745
LC item number
Z75 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
In search of Willie Morris : the mercurial life of a legendary writer and editor, Larry L. King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-332) and index
Contents
Introduction -- A big duck in a small pond -- Upward and onward in the real world -- Riding high: toast of New York -- Trouble in paradise -- Hardscrabble times, troubles writing, and fickle hearts -- Losing a good friend and a mother-and hearing, at last, the siren call of home -- Dead dogs and melancholy madness: at odds with uncle Sam, local cops, and a few old pals -- Recovery: finding a good woman and jump-starting a stalled career -- Adios, amigo
Control code
62085510
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 353 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781586484309
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005045643
Note
  • Library's copies 1-2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2006. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Larry L. King, 2007 (Access. No. 2007-044). Signed by author, 3-2-07. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2011 (Access. No. 2011-004). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copies 5 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2017. Inscribed by author. With dust jacket.
Other control number
9781586483845
Other physical details
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Label
In search of Willie Morris : the mercurial life of a legendary writer and editor, Larry L. King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-332) and index
Contents
Introduction -- A big duck in a small pond -- Upward and onward in the real world -- Riding high: toast of New York -- Trouble in paradise -- Hardscrabble times, troubles writing, and fickle hearts -- Losing a good friend and a mother-and hearing, at last, the siren call of home -- Dead dogs and melancholy madness: at odds with uncle Sam, local cops, and a few old pals -- Recovery: finding a good woman and jump-starting a stalled career -- Adios, amigo
Control code
62085510
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 353 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781586484309
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005045643
Note
  • Library's copies 1-2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2006. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Larry L. King, 2007 (Access. No. 2007-044). Signed by author, 3-2-07. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2011 (Access. No. 2011-004). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copies 5 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2017. Inscribed by author. With dust jacket.
Other control number
9781586483845
Other physical details
ill.

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