The Press: South Toward Home

"Very few people really know Willie Morris," says David Halberstam of his friend and editor at Harper's magazine. "On the first level−perhaps you've read his book, North Toward Home−you visualize some terribly brilliant, worldly young editor. Then you meet him−the second level−and you confront this drawling, rather slovenly, Good Ole Mississippi Boy, all wide-eyed and awed by the Big Cave, as he calls New York City. And you say, 'My God, this guy is a fraud.' Then there's a third level, one he doesn't let many see, where you discover behind these two guises this very complicated, enormously sophisticated, strong...

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