An omnibus of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama written by Mississippi authors
A monumental anthology, drawn from four volumes, collecting fiction, nonfiction, 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 by emerging writers from Mississippi.
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