Mississippi Writers
Reflections of Childhood and Youth, Vol. III

Compiled and edited by Dorothy Abbott

462 pages, 6 x 9 inches, biographies

0878052356 (9780878052356)
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978-1-4968-1484-5 Paper $35.00S

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Poetry recounting the experience of growing up in the Deep South

"I cannot recommend too highly this comprehensive, and I emphasize the word comprehensive, four-volume anthology.... I can only hope this work finds the audience it deserves, which should be a very large audience indeed. We are all in Dorothy Abbott's debt for having rendered this service to the cause of literature." --Harry Crews

Poetry is celebrated in this third volume of a monumental anthology in four volumes collecting fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama written by authors from Mississippi, a state that has been called the cradle of storytellers. In a five-year project sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, Abbott made selections from the works of Faulkner, Welty, Williams, Percy, and Wright along with stories, essays, poems, and plays both by eminently known and emerging writers from Mississippi. Each selection expresses the theme of Mississippi youth and childhood or its relevance to the life of the writer.

Dorothy Abbott, Water Valley, Mississippi, is an award-winning writer, journalist, editor, radio producer, and global activist specializing in literature, media, culture, and the arts. She served as assistant director of the literature program at the National Endowment for the Arts and has authored eight literary anthologies.

462 pages, 6 x 9 inches, biographies