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, a talented and troubled writer and editor, helped to remake American journalism and wrote more than a dozen books, with several classics among them. A former Oxford Rhodes Scholar, Morris went on to become editor of the "Harpers" - America's oldest magazine - at the age of just thirty-two. Morris re-invented "Harpers", turning it from a slightly dusty magazine into the showpiece of New Journalism. With writers like Norman Mailer, David Halberstam and Larry L King, the author of this book, it became the magazine to read and the place to be in print. But he didn't stay there for long. Morris was a carouser - part of his charm, but also the cause of his downfall. In this wise, intimate portrait, King conveys the energy and activity of the years on top and the troubles, talents and mysteries of the man.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 147.3 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 476.28g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 pages b&w photographs
  • 1586484303
  • 9781586484309

About Larry L. King

Larry L King is a novelist, journalist and playwright. He has won many awards for his work, is the author of fourteen books, and has written for many magazines and newspapers in the US including Harpers. He lives in Washington D.C. with his wife.show more

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"YF eels like a reminiscence spilled over a long night sitting at the bar--bawdy, score-settling, gossipy, partisan and sentimental with occasional bouts of weeping."show more

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