Wright Morris

Wright Morris (Wright Marion Morris), 1910–98, American writer, b. Central City, Nebr. He was for many years professor of English at San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State Univ.). His fiction treats the relationship of the burden of American history to the present, and the evolution and continuity of the American character. His novels include The World in the Attic (1949), Love among the Cannibals (1957), Fire Sermon (1971), and Plains Song (1980). The Territory Ahead (1958) is a study of American literary tradition, and About Fiction (1975) is a critical work. Morris was also a photographer, noted particularly for his images of the Great Plains and for his combinations of text and photographs.

See his memoirs Will's Boy (1981), Solo (1983), and A Cloak of Light (1985). See studies by L. Howard (1968) and G. B. Crump (1978).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2017, The Columbia University Press.

Wright Morris: Selected full-text books and articles

Wright Morris Territory: A Treasury of Work By Wright Morris; David Madden; Alicia Christensen University of Nebraska Press, 2011
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Morris the Magician: A Look at in Orbit By Garrett, George Hollins Critic, Vol. 4, No. 3, June 1967
Wright Morris and the Jews By B, Oliver Shofar, Vol. 20, No. 4, Summer 2002
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"What's 'Western' about Morris's the Field of Vision," My Students Ask By Bredahl, A. Carl The Midwest Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 4, Summer 2004
Nebraska Moments By Donald R. Hickey; Susan A. Wunder; John R. Wunder University of Nebraska Press, 2007 (New edition)
Spare Places By Marty, Martin E The Christian Century, Vol. 115, No. 17, June 3, 1998
The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction By Patrick O’Donnell; David W. Madden; Justus Nieland Wiley-Blackwell, vol.2, 2011
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