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by David Rae Morris,Willie Morris


Morris' trademark was his lyrical prose style and reflections on the American South, particularly the Mississippi Delta.

Willie Morris, Oxford, Mississippi. I just watched My Dog Skip for the 2nd time and I sat here and cried all over again.

A collaborative work by the Mississippi author and his photographer son, David Rae Morris; the book illustrates in photos and text the country beloved by both men. Get A Copy.

Willie Morris, David Rae Morris

Willie Morris, David Rae Morris. Between these two extremes there have been.

Willie Morris (Author), David Rae Morris (Photographer), JoAnne Prichard Morris (Afterword) & 0 more. From the Inside Flap. His first book, North Toward Home, became an instant classic. Among his other notable books are The Courting of Marcus Dupree, New York Days, My Dog Skip, Homecomings, and My Mississippi.

Willie Morris (1934-1999) was a celebrated Southern US writer who was educated at the University of Texas at Austin and Oxford, and a writer-in-residence at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) Читать весь отзыв.

A father and son's eloquent portrait and personal evocations of modern Mississippi An exerpt from the book: ""Through the years two of the most singular extremes have been the desire, on the one hand, to dwell forever with all the myths and trimmings of a vanished culture which may never have truly existed in the first place, certainly not the way we.

David Rae Morris is raising funds for Yazoo Revisited on Kickstarter! Documentary that revisits the 1970 integration of the public schools in my father's home town . My Mississippi - Willie Morris. What others are saying.

David Rae Morris is raising funds for Yazoo Revisited on Kickstarter! Documentary that revisits the 1970 integration of the public schools in my father's home town of Yazoo City, MS. David Rae Morris (the son of Willie Morris) is seeking funding for a feature-length documentary tentatively titled "Yazoo Revisited. The film will examine the racial and social politics of small town Mississippi in the second half of the 20th century through the lens of the integration and re-segregation of the local public school system. More books by Willie Morris.

A father and son's eloquent portrait and personal evocations of modern Mississippi

An exerpt from the book:

"Through the years two of the most singular extremes have been the desire, on the one hand, to dwell forever with all the myths and trimmings of a vanished culture which may never have truly existed in the first place, certainly not the way we wished it to, and the frantic compulsion, on the other, to reforge ourselves as an appendage of the capitalistic, go-getting, entrepreneurial North. . . . Between these two extremes there have been complex lights and shadings, and considerable ambivalence and suffering. Mississippians watch the same television as other Americans, frequent the same shopping malls and national franchise chainstores and fast-food establishments, and live in the same kind of suburbias. . . . At the new century it is the juxtapositions of Mississippi, emotional and in remembrance, and the tensions of its paradoxes that still drive us crazy. . . . In my work on this book certain ironies never failed to tease me." -- Willie Morris, 1999

Few writers have ever approached their native terrains with such an inclusive and compassionate understanding as Willie Morris. This book, his last, circles back home where he started. To love 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 passionately an understanding 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 as it enters the twenty-first 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.

With father and son in their peregrinations we witness what they see and hear -- "the bugs on our windshield in the Delta springtime, the off-key echoes of high-school bands from the little Piney Woods football fields in the autumn, the supple twilights and sultry breezes on 'the Coast,' the hunting camps and picnics, and parades and pilgrimages, the catfish ponds and graveyards, the roadhouses and joints near the closing hour, the art galleries and concert halls, the riverboat casinos and courthouse squares, the historical landmarks of the old and the industrial complexes of the new."

"It has been a pleasure," Morris says, "more than that, an honor, to collaborate with my son on this project."

The son grew up in New York City, seeing his father's native land from the perspective of an outsider. As an adult he has chosen to live in or near Mississippi and has spent the past twenty years traveling and photographing the state. In a thoughtful and provocative photographic narrative entitled "Look Away," he presents striking, full-color images of his Mississippi.

This complementary collaboration of father and son unites their separate visions and shared love of a place that remains infinitely intriguing for everyone.

DART-SKRIMER
A nice book, but the photos were not the kind I'd hoped for. There are photos of many people but I had hoped for photos of the countryside and the towns in Mississippi. If you like a book of photos of people, you'll like this. I love Willie Morris, his book Good Old Boys is one of my all time favorites.
Tygolar
My Mississippi by Willie Morris is the quintessential guide to the Magnolia State, brilliant authors, beautiful landscapes, warts and all. Morris covers every aspect of Mississippi, its people, culture, history, landmarks, and leaders, in his own inimitable way. No one turns a phrase better than the late Morris, and this, his final effort, creates no exception to that rule. The tone is conversational, almost as if you're listening to the author holding court, as he was wont to do, at one of his favorite Jackson restaurants. It's all here--the Civil War, civil rights struggles, the old 18th Century Natchez District, the state's incomparable literary heritage, the pathetic public school system, Ole Miss football, beauty pagents, catfish farms, the histrionic Delta. All beautifully and lovingly described by Morris. The only disappointments are the photographs, which are frequently amateurish and, unlike the prose, seem oddly disconnected from their subject-- down home Mississippi. Even so, this is a great book.
Qwert
I agree with Jim Frazier that this book is worth the read. This is a compelling portrait of a wickedly alluring slice of North America, replete with "boogeymen" and victims, deep wounds in the psyche of our great country begging to be healed. Scathingly simplistic photographs add to the feeling of having enjoyed a piece of cake, even though the cook forgot to frost it.Yes, folks, strange fruit still hangs from the trees in these parts. May God keep a watchful eye o'er the skies of Mississippi.
My Mississippi ebook
Author:
David Rae Morris,Willie Morris
Category:
Americas
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EPUB size:
1576 kb
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1855 kb
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1539 kb
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Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi; First Edition edition (November 6, 2000)
Pages:
109 pages
Rating:
4.9
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