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[Books] Publications:
  • Blue Mountain Ballads, by Tennessee Williams (Schlimer).
  • The Portable Faulkner, short stories and excerpts from novels by William Faulkner, edited by Malcolm Cowley (Viking).
  • Secret Country, by Jorge Carrera Andrade, translated by Muna Lee (Macmillan).
  • Delta Wedding, a novel by Eudora Welty (Harcourt).

[Birth] August 3: Novelist Howard Bahr was born in Meridian, Mississippi.

[Birth] September 17: Legal historian Walter F. Pratt, Jr. was born in Jackson, Mississippi.

[Birth] October 11: Poet and educator Claire T. Feild was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

[Birth] December 25: Singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

[News] November 7: Novelist Walker Percy married Mary Bernice Townsend.

[Film] Premiere of the film The Big Sleep, screenplay by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman.
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