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Scope and Contents Malcolm Argyle Franklin was born on December 3, 1923 in Shanghai, China to Cornell and Estelle Franklin. His father, Cornell, was in the import business. In 1929, Estelle Franklin returned to her hometown of Oxford, Mississippi, after divorcing Cornell and married William Faulkner. Her children from her previous marriage, Malcolm and Victoria, grew up as a member of the Faulkner family at Rowan Oak. Malcolm’s memories of those years are the subject of the book he published Bitterweeds: Life...
Dates: 1847 - 1978
Scope and Contents This collection documents the life and work of Pat Conroy (1945-2016), considered to be one of the preeminent figures in contemporary Southern literature. Born in 1945, Conroy has written best-selling novels and memoirs as well as poetry, essays and screenplays and even a cookbook, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life (1999). His works are primarily autobiographical in nature. His experience as the oldest of seven children born to an abusive Marine father inspired his works The...