Books: Boy's Home Town Makes Good

YAZOO: INTEGRATION IN A DEEP-SOUTHERN TOWN by Willie Morris. 192 pages. Harper's Magazine Press. $5.95.

He seemed to see his whole native land, his home—the dirt, the earth which had bred his bones and those of his fathers for six generations and was still shaping him into not just a man but a specific man, not with just a man's passions and aspirations and beliefs but the specific passions and hopes and convictions and ways of thinking and acting of a specific individual and even race.

—William Faulkner Intruder in the Dust

Like Faulkner, Morris, the 36-year-old former editor of Harper's magazine, is...

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