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[Books] Publications:
  • The Inaugural Papers of Governor William F. Winter, edited by Charlotte Capers (Mississippi Department of Archives and History).
  • This Ravished Rose, a romance novel by Anne Carsley (Pocket Books).
  • The Pocket Guide to Wine, by Barbara Ensrud (Putnam).
  • Ray, a novel by Barry Hannah (Knopf).
  • Sweet and Deadly, by Charlaine Harris (Houghton).
  • Grow Healthy Kids!: A Parents’ Guide to Sound Nutrition, by Linda Peavy and Andrea Pagenkopf (Grosset & Dunlap).
  • The Second Coming, a novel by Walker Percy (Farrar, Straus).
  • Lighting the Furnace Pilot, poems by Paul Ruffin (Spoon River Poetry Press)
  • In All This Rain, poems by John Stone (Louisiana State University Press).
  • The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty (Harcourt).
  • A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, a play by Tennessee Williams (New Directions).
  • Steps Must Be Gentle, a play by Tennessee Williams (Targ).
  • Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1868-1920, by Charles Reagan Wilson (University of Georgia Press).

[Stage Play] Beth Henley's play The Miss Firecracker Contest premieres in Los Angeles at the Victory Theater. Later that year it is produced off-Broadway in New York at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

[Stage Play] Tennessee Williams's plays A House Not Meant to Stand and Something Cloudy, Something Clear are produced in Chicago and off-Broadway, respectively.

[Award] Eudora Welty receives a National Medal for Literature and a Presidential Medal for Freedom.
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