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1983

[Books] Publications:
  • Eisenhower: Soldier, General of the Army, President-elect, 1890-1952, by Stephen E. Ambrose (Simon & Schuster).
  • Milton S. Eisenhower: Educational Statesman, by Richard H. Immerman and Stephen E. Ambrose (Johns Hopkins University Press).
  • Nights Under a Tin Roof: Recollections of a Southern Boyhood, poems by James A. Autry (Yoknapatawpha Press).
  • Moon Deluxe, short stories by Frederick Barthelme (Simon & Schuster).
  • Cecelia's Sin, by Will D. Campbell (Mercer University Press).
  • God on Earth: The Lord's Prayer in Our Time, by Will D. Campbell (Crossroad).
  • Father Abraham, fiction by William Faulkner, edited by James B. Meriwether (Random House).
  • The Annunciation, by Ellen Gilchrist (Little, Brown).
  • Captain Maximus, a novel by Barry Hannah (Knopf).
  • The Tennis Handsome, a novel by Barry Hannah (Knopf).
  • The Wake of Jamey Foster, a play by Beth Henley (Dramatists Play Service).
  • Fast Train Russia, by Jay Higginbotham (Dodd, Mead).
  • Always Stand in Against the Curve and Other Sports Stories, by Willie Morris (Yoknapatawpha Press).
  • Welcome to the Arrow-Catcher Fair, stories by Lewis Nordan (Louisiana State University Press).
  • Women Who Changed Things, by Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith (Scribner).
  • Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book, nonfiction by Walker Percy (Farrar, Straus).
  • Football Powers of the South, edited by Lawrence Wells (Sports Yearbook Co.).
  • Pariah and Other Stories, by Joan Williams (Little, Brown)
  • Clothes for a Summer Hotel: A Ghost Play, by Tennessee Williams (New Directions).
  • The Courting of Marcus Dupree, by Willie Morris (Doubleday).

[Death] February 24: Tennessee Williams chokes to death at age 71 on the cap of an eyedropper he probably mistook for a sleeping pill at the Hotel Elysée in New York City.
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