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Jesse Hill Ford

(1928—1996)


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(1928–1996),

Alabama-born author, graduated from Vanderbilt University, for some time was a resident of Tennessee, the region where his fiction is set. Mountains of Gilead (1962), The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones (1965), The Feast of St. Barnabas (1969), and The Raider (1975) are novels, the last about a pre-Civil War period marked by violence, part of it between blacks and whites. The Conversion of Buster Drumwright (1963) is a play, and Ford was co-author of a film version (1969) of his second novel. Fishes, Birds and Sons of Men (1967) collects stories.

Subjects: Literature.


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