Mississippi Writer Listings
The Mississippi Writers Page
brings together in one place a wide assortment of information
about Mississippi's plethora of literary artists. To better enable our
guests to find what they are looking for, we offer a number of methods
to browse the informational documents present on this web site.
- Whats Here?
- At the heart of The Mississippi Writers
Page are the Writer Listings, individual articles on Mississippi
writers which include biographical and critical commentaries on the
writers, a comprehensive list of their publications, media adaptations,
a selective bibliography of critical resources, and an assortment of
resources available on the Internet.
- Ways to Browse
- Below the web site logo on nearly every page
are links which take you directly to different methods by which to find
a particular Mississippi writer of interest to you. The most obvious
methods are the author
listseach of these are sorted alphabetically by last name or book
title. The other main methods by which the writers are categorized are
in Mississippi, by the years
of a writer's life, and by the genre(s)
in which a writer wrote.
From these lists you may link to the articles for each author. Because
of the large number of writers involvedthe current incomplete
count is 260 writersindividual articles on many of the writers
listed are not yet complete; nevertheless, the information presented
in the lists themselves about these writers's hometowns, their lifespans,
and their chosen genres may be helpful in narrowing your search for
information using other methods.
- Which Method Should I Use?
- Obviously, you should select a browsing method
appropriate to what information you already know. If you know a writer's
name, then the author
browse would most likely be your method of choice. If you know
the title of a work but are uncertain who wrote it, then the title
browse might be more useful. If you're certain that a writer
is dead, then the year
of death browse might be the quickest way to find results. And
In addition to these five main methods of browsing, there are prose
introductions to the four main genres of writingdrama,
and poetrywhich can be accessed
by clicking on the appropriate word in the graphic logo at the top
of each page.
Each introduction features a brief appraisal of the most renowned
Mississippi writers in each genre with links to individual articles.
Over time, we also will establish pages devoted to highlights
in each genre, focusing on what we deem are the very best examples
from each genre that were written by Mississippi writers.
- Other Features
- The Writer Listings comprise the heart
of The Mississippi Writers Page, but by no means are they
all we have to offer. Other features include Just
Published, a list of recent and soon-to-be-released books by
Mississippi writers; Literary
Landmarks, a travelogue (still in development) of Mississippi
towns, places, and landmarks made famous in the writings of Mississippi
authors; the Mississippi
Writer Timeline, a chronology of births and deaths, awards,
publications, and other significant events in the literary history of
the state; and news
pertaining to the literary scene in Mississippi. These and other features
are available both from the green navigational buttons along the left
side of the screen and from the text links at the bottom of every page.
- Summary of Browsing Methods
- Listed below is a summary of the various means
of browsing the Writer Listings.
- By Authors Last Names
- Alphabetically by book
- By Mississippi
places associated with writers
- By Year:
- By Genre: (Author
- How to Contact Us
- If you would like to write us to offer suggestions
for improvement, to report errors (both technical and factual), or simply
to let us know how we're doing, please feel free to drop us a line.
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to send us information updates, suggestions, and corrections, or send
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