In Search of Willie Morris

In Search of Willie Morris : The Mercurial Life of a Legendary Writer and Editor

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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.
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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 31.75mm | 703.07g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1586483846
  • 9781586483845

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