Willie Morris

  • A Friendship: Remembering James Jones

    Although in age they were fifteen years apart, they were united by a love of books, the South, drink, pranks, history, rural life, storytelling; by a sense of what counts and what doesn’t. Their friendship ended with James Jones’s death last summer, and here Willie Morris, his literary executor, recalls the last years of the novelist, a man who “knew character because he had character.”