TIMELINE

A Mississippi Writer Timeline

A Compendium of Births, Deaths, Publications, Awards, and Other Events in Mississippi’s Literary History

Note: In most cases, timeline entries are added as articles on individual authors are added to this web site. The hyperlinks listed below connect to biographical and critical articles about that author. Articles on individual writers will continue to be added in the coming months. If an author’s name does not appear on this timeline or if it appears but is not a hyperlink, the article for that author has not yet been added to the database. Please try again later.

1920

[Books] Publications:

[Birth] October 1: David Herbert Donald born in Goodman, Mississippi.


1921

[Books] Publications:
  • Three One Act Plays: Madretto, At the Shrine, Addie, by Stark Young (Stewart Ridd Co.)

[Birth] May 28: Joseph Edgar Simmons born in Natchez.

[Birth] July 12: Josephine Ayres (Ellen Douglas) born in Natchez.

[Birth] July 19: Elizabeth Spencer born in Carrollton, Mississippi.


1922

[Birth] Charles Evers was born near Decatur, Mississippi.

[Birth] September 18: Newspaper columnist George Thatcher was born in Gulfport, Mississippi.

[Birth] October 11: Thomas Hal Phillips was born on a farm near Corinth, Mississippi.

[Birth] October 12: Borden Deal was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi.


1923

[Books] Publications:
  • Sea-Change, poems by Muna Lee (Macmillan)
  • The Flower in Drama: A Book of Papers on the Theatre, by Stark Young (C. Scribern's Sons)

[Birth] besmilr brigham born (as Bess Miller Moore) in Pace, Mississippi.

[Birth] July 18: Jimmy Faulkner born in Oxford, Mississippi.

[Birth] August 19: Martha Lacy Hall born in Magnolia, Mississippi.

[Birth] December 3: Malcolm Franklin born in Shanghai, China.


1924

[Books] Publications:

[Birth] July 18: Will Davis Campbell born in Liberty, Mississippi.

[Birth] December 11: Charles East born in Shelby, Mississippi.


1925

[Books] Publications:
  • Glamour: Essays on the Art of the Theatre, by Stark Young (C. Scribner's Sons)
  • The Saint: A Play in Four Acts, by Stark Young (Boni and Liveright)
  • Sweet Times and the Blue Policeman, children's plays by Stark Young (H. Holt and Co.)

[Birth] July 2: Medgar Evers born near Decatur, Mississippi.

[Birth] November 21: Robert Canzoneri born in San Marcos, Texas.

[Birth] December 5: John Alfred Williams born in Jackson, Mississippi


1926

[Books] Publications:
  • Soldiers' Pay, the first novel by William Faulkner (Boni and Liveright).
  • Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles, a collection of sketches and caricatures by William Spratling with a foreword by William Faulkner.
  • Four Years Beneath the Crescent, by Rafael de Nogales, translated by Muna Lee (Scribner's).
  • Encaustics, by Stark Young (New Republic Inc.)
  • Theatre Practice, nonfiction by Stark Young (C. Scribner's Sons)

[Birth] July 1: Frank Trippett was born in Columbus, Mississippi.

[Birth] May 25: John Crews born in Monroe, Michigan; at the age of six months his family moves to Vicksburg, Mississippi.

[Birth] September 28: Jerry Clower born in Liberty, Mississippi.


1927

[Books] Publications: [Birth] October 8: Patrick D. Smith was born in Mendenhall, Mississippi.

1928

[Books] Publications:
  • The Torches Flare, a novel by Stark Young (C. Scribner's Sons)

[Birth] September 26: Joan Williams was born.



1929

[Books] Publications:
  • Sartoris, a novel by William Faulkner (Harcourt, Brace).
  • The Sound and the Fury, a novel by William Faulkner (Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith).
  • River House, a novel by Stark Young (C. Scribner's Sons)
  • The Sea Gull, by Anton Chekhov, translation by Stark Young (C. Scribner's Sons)

[Birth] October 23: Jere Hoar was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

[Birth] January 12: Turner Cassity was born in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

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