Dorothy Abbott, ed.
Mississippi Writers:
Reflections of Childhood and Youth

Volume II: Nonfiction
Maryemma Graham, fwd.

University Press of Mississippi(Jackson)
Hardback (1986); Paperback (1986); 735 pp.
ISBN 0-87805-231-3 v.1 (cloth)
ISBN 0-87805-232-1 v.3 (paperback)


This book is the second in a set of a four-volume anthology compiled at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and focused upon the theme of childhood and youth in MIssissippi literature.

It features 82 works of nonfiction by such acclaimed twentieth-century writers as Faulkner, Welty, Percy, Wright, Foote, Williams, Morris, Walker, Gilchrist, Hannah, Douglas, and Spencer, as well as the writings of other eminent Mississippians such as Medgar Evers, Charles Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Belle Kearney, Lehaman Engel, Lerone Bennett,Jr., Turner Catledge, Craig Claiborne, Charlotte Capers, Will D. Campbell, Wyatt Cooper, James W. Silver, and many more.

Included are works that show the many views of Mississippi-white, black, Chinese, Choctaw--all manifesting the enriching experience of the insights provided during youth, whether pleasurable or painful. In these works the sense of Mississippi's influence pervades each writer.

(Adapted from the book jacket)