Head to the South Through Literature; A Nonfiction Book Talk
Tattered Cover welcomes author W. Ralph Eubanks on on Friday March 19th at 5pm to discuss his new book, A Place Like Mississippi which can be purchased below. She will be in conversation with Wright Thompson, author of Pappyland.
A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imaginary Landscape by W. Ralph Eubanks - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR COPY
Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon and the Things that Last by Wright Thompson - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR COPY
In A Place Like Mississippi,award-winning author and Mississippi native W. Ralph Eubanks treats us to a literary tour of the evocative landscapes that have inspired writers in every era. From Faulkner to Wright, Welty to Trethewey, Mississippi has been both a backdrop and a central character in some of the most compelling prose and poetry of modern literature.
The journey unfolds on a winding path, touching the muddy Delta, the rolling Hill Country, down to the Gulf Coast, and all points between. In every corner of the state lie the settings that informed hundreds of iconic works.
Immersing us in these spaces, Eubanks helps us understand that Mississippi is not only a state but a state of mind. Or as Faulkner is said to have observed, “To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.”
W. Ralph Eubanks is the author of Ever Is a Long Time and The House at the End of the Road. He has written for the Chicago Tribune, Vanity Fair, Time, the Wall Street Journal, WIRED, the New Yorker, and NPR.
Wright Thompson is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Pappyland and The Cost of These Dreams, and a senior writer for ESPN. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family.
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