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1954

[Books] Publications:
  • Memoirs of Henry Tillinghast Ireys. Papers of the Washington County Historical Society, 1910-1915, edited by William D. McCain and Charlotte Capers (Mississippi Department of Archives and History).
  • A Fable, a novel by William Faulkner (Random House).
  • Jordan County: A Landscape in Narrative, a novel by Shelby Foote (Random House).
  • Misrepresentation in Mississippi, by George Thatcher (Dixie Press).
  • Prayers in Sickness, by George Thatcher (Dixie Press).
  • The Ponder Heart, a novel by Eudora Welty (Harcourt).
  • Savage Holiday, a novel by Richard Wright (Avon).
  • Black Power: A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos, nonfiction by Richard Wright (Harper).

October 27: Jim Fraiser born in New Orleans.

February 7: Author and poet Maxwell Bodenheim was fatally shot by Harold Weinberg while on a drinking spree. Weinberg then stabed Bodenheim’s wife Ruth to death, as well.
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