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The Courting of Marcus Dupree
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date October 1, 1983
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385180092
ISBN-10 0385180098
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $15.95
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Summary
Documents the recruitment by college football coaches of Marcus Dupree, a talented young Black athlete, in a narrative that brings to life the culture and society of the South in the 1980s
Amazon.com description: Product Description: At the time of Marcus Dupree's birth, when Deep South racism was about to crest and shatter against the Civil Rights Movement, Willie Morris journeyed north in a circular transit peculiar to southern writers. His memoir of those years, North Toward Home, became a modern classic. In The Courting of Marcus Dupree he turned again home to Mississippi to write about the small town of Philadelphia and its favorite son, a black high-school quarterback. In Marcus Dupree, Morris found a living emblem of that baroque strain in the American character called "southern." Beginning on the summer practice fields, Morris follows Marcus Dupree through each game of his senior varsity year. He talks with the Dupree family, the college recruiters, the coach and the school principal, some of the teachers and townspeople, and, of course, with the young man himself. As the season progresses and the seventeen-year-old Dupree attracts a degree of national attention to Philadelphia neither known nor endured since "the Troubles" of the early sixties, these conversations take on a wider significance. Willie Morris has created more than a spectator's journal. He writes here of his repatriation to a land and a people who have recovered something that fear and misdirected loyalties had once eclipsed. The result is a fascinating, unusual, and even topical work that tells a story richer than its apparent subject, for it brings the whole of the eighties South, with all its distinctive resonances, to life.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385180092 Book cover for 9780878056101
 
Reissue edition from Univ Pr of Mississippi (August 1, 1992)
9780878056101 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $37.50
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from Doubleday (October 1, 1983)
9780385180092 | details & prices | List price $15.95
About: Documents the recruitment by college football coaches of Marcus Dupree, a talented young Black athlete, in a narrative that brings to life the culture and society of the South in the 1980s
Paperback
Book cover for 9780878055852
 
Reprint edition from Univ Pr of Mississippi (August 1, 1992)
9780878055852 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $30.00
About: At the time of Marcus Dupree's birth, when Deep South racism was about to crest and shatter against the Civil Rights Movement, Willie Morris journeyed north in a circular transit peculiar to southern writers.

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