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William Humphrey

(1924—1997)


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(1924–),

born in the east Texas area of the Red River, the setting of most of his fiction. His novels are Home from the Hill (1958), about a family whose men are hunters and live and die by the bloody code of their region; The Ordways (1965), a larger family chronicle of four generations from Tennessee to Texas; and Proud Flesh (1973), portraying the matriarch of a cotton-raising family. The Last Husband (1953) and A Time and a Place (1968) collect stories. The Spawning Run (1971) and My Moby Dick (1978) are accounts of Humphrey's fishing for sport, and Farther Off from Heaven (1977) is a memoir of his youth.

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