Wright Morris

Wright Morris was an American novelist, photographer, and essayist. He is known for his works that capture the essence of American life and landscapes, often blending prose with photography.


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  1. 1. Ceremony In Lone Tree

    The novel explores the complexities of the American experience through the lens of a small-town centennial celebration in Nebraska. It weaves together the lives of various characters, including an aging sheriff, his estranged family, and a host of townspeople, each with their own secrets and struggles. As the town prepares for the festivities, the narrative delves into themes of memory, identity, and the passage of time, revealing the personal histories and societal changes that have shaped the community and its inhabitants. The story is a poignant reflection on the human condition, set against the backdrop of the changing American Midwest.

    The 7191st Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Field of Vision

    "The Field of Vision" is a novel that focuses on a group of American tourists who travel to Mexico to witness a bullfight. The narrative unfolds through the eyes of one of the tourists, who reflects on his personal life and relationships. The story is not linear but rather a series of flashbacks and introspections, creating a complex and layered narrative. The author explores themes of perception, memory, and the human condition through the protagonist's introspective journey.

    The 10157th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Plains Song

    "Plains Song" is a novel that explores the lives of three generations of women living in the midwestern plains of America. The story delves into their struggles, joys, and the harsh realities of life in a patriarchal society. It portrays the complexities of family relationships, particularly between mothers and daughters, and the influence of the past on the present. The narrative is a poignant reflection on the passage of time, the impermanence of life, and the enduring nature of the human spirit.

    The 10331st Greatest Book of All Time