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Wright Morris Territory


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An indispensable resource for those who wish to understand and appreciate the brilliance and virtuosity of one of America's true talents

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ContentsEditor's Introduction 000Biographical Sketch of Wright Morris 000[01] Excerpt from The Inhabitants 000[02] A Man of Caliber 000[03] Excerpt from My Uncle Dudley 000[04] Excerpts from Will's Boy: A Memoir 000[05] Our Endless Plains 000[06] The Rites of Spring 000[07] The Origin of a Species: 19421957 000[08] Excerpt from Love Among the Cannibals 000[09] Excerpt from One Day 000[10] A Conversation with Wright Morris[11] The Safe Place 000[12] Glimpse into Another Country 000[13] Letter to a Young Critic 000[14] Technique and Raw Material 000[15] The Ram in the Thicket 000[16] The Question of Privacy 000[17] The Sound Tape 000[18] Excerpt from The Deep Sleep 000[19] The Character of the Lover 000[20] Excerpt from The Huge Season 000[21] Made in U.S.A. 000[22] Excerpts from In Orbit 000[23] Wake Before Bomb 000[24] Excerpt from Plains Song: For Female Voices 000Source Acknowledgments 000Further Reading Suggestions 000

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Wright Morris (1910-98) was a photographer, essayist, literary critic, and author of thirty-three books including The Field of Vision, The Home Place, and Plains Song: For Female Voices, all available in Bison Books editions. David Madden is the Robert Penn Warren Professor of Creative Writing emeritus at Louisiana State University and the author of fifty books, eleven of which are novels. Alicia Christensen is Bison Books editor at the University of Nebraska Press. Joseph J. Wydeven is professor emeritus of English and humanities at Bellevue University and the author of Wright Morris Revisited.


"[Morris] is a writer of truly astonishing beauty and power... Not to know Wright Morris is not to know the silent, often lovely, stretches of ourselves. In these trackless, silent landscapes of the mind, we could have no better guide than Wright Morris." Chicago Tribune Book World

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