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[Books] Publications:
  • The Rock Cried Out, by Ellen Douglas (Harcourt).
  • Uncollected Stories, by William Faulkner, edited by Joseph Blotner (Random House).
  • The Land Surveyor’s Daughter: Poems, by Ellen Gilchrist (Lost Roads).
  • Selections from the William Faulkner Collection of Louis Daniel Brodsky, edited by Robert W. Hamblin and Louis Daniel Brodsky (University Press of Virginia).
  • William Faulkner: A Perspective from the Brodsky Collection, by Robert W. Hamblin and Louis Daniel Brodsky (Southeast Missouri State University).
  • The Diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866, edited by John F. Marszalek (Louisiana State University Press).
  • The Working Mother's Complete Handbook, by Gloria Norris (Dutton).
  • The Literary Manuscripts of Harold Frederic: A Catalogue, by Noel Polk (Garland).
  • Privacy in Britain, by Walter F. Pratt, Jr. (Bucknell University Press).
  • The Texas Anthology, edited by Paul Ruffin and Gene Arnold Rister (Sam Houston State University Press).
  • Allapattah, by Patrick D. Smith (Manor Books).
  • The Two-Character Play, by Tennessee Williams (New Directions).
  • Vieux Carre, a play by Tennessee Williams (New Directions).
  • The Life and Work of Richard Wright, edited by David Ray and Robert M. Farnsworth (University of Missouri).

[Stage Play] Beth Henley's play Crimes of the Heart produced in Louisville, Kentucky, by Actors Theatre.

[Stage Play] January 17: A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer by Tennessee Williams opens off-Broadway at the Hudson Guild Theatre in New York. It performs only 36 times.

[Award] Richard Ford receives a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for 1979-80.
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