Posts Tagged ‘literature’

Former bookstore owner makes donation in honor of new DSU president

CLEVELAND — A former owner of an iconic bookstore in Greenville has donated his extensive collection to the Roberts-LaForge Library at Delta State University. The library holds special meaning to current DSU president William N. LaForge, as it is partly named in honor of his father, Dr. William F. LaForge, who served 35 years at […] [...]

LOFTON — Reading literature boosts empathy and emotional intelligence

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi

Would you believe that reading can actually make you better at perceiving the emotional states of those around you? A recent study out of the New School for Social Research in New York City supports this notion, but interestingly, it’s not just reading any old thing that brings about these results. Specifically, those who read […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Indulge in a wine-splashed, sun-kissed Provencal escapade with this book

by Published: October 18,2013

Tags: books, Business, literature, Lynn Lofton, Mississippi

Just for fun — especially if you like France — read The Marseille Caper by Peter Mayle. He’s the English expatriate who fell in love with the sunny South of France about 20 years ago and never returned to chilly, damp England. His first book, A Year in Provence, recounted the perils and joys of […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Dark Mississippi tale of 1927 is one to savor

by Published: October 11,2013

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi

We claim a lot of good writers in Mississippi — those who are born here and those who come here to work and write. The latter is the case with Franklin and Fennelly, a married couple who lives in Oxford and teaches at the University of Mississippi. With their good track records we’re proud to […] [...]

McDILL: Robert Khayat’s ‘The Education of a Lifetime’

University of Mississippi chancellor emeritus Robert Khayat’s much-anticipated memoir “The Education of A Lifetime” is not just the story of a man: It is the story of a school and a state. Born in Moss Point, Khayat was a high school football standout and signed with Johnny Vaught’s Ole Miss Rebels in 1956. “You represent […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Ode to independent bookstores, like Choctaw Books

by Published: September 6,2013

Tags: books, Business, Choctaw Books, Denver, literature, Mississippi, Stephen White

Goodbye Choctaw Books. It’s always sad when any bookstore closes its doors for the final time, but especially an independent bookstore. We are so very fortunate in Mississippi to still have a number of independent bookstores. That may be because the state is made up of small towns where big chain bookstores will not set […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: Fitzgerald’s story of 1940s Hollywood still rings true

by Published: July 12,2013

Tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, literature, The Last Tycoon

Reading this book is a reminder of why good writing stands the test of time. For some reason I had missed The Last Tycoon, Fitzgerald’s last book; the one he was writing in 1940 when he died suddenly of a heart attack. It was unfinished although he left detailed notes that his publisher included, making […] [...]

Biography introduces Mississippi’s treasure to new readers

There have been many words written by and about Eudora Welty. “A Daring Life” by Carolyn Brown is a moving testimony to a great American writer. Welty’s reach was far beyond Mississippi although the state, its people, culture and history formed her and were the backdrop for her work. Welty observed and wrote about a […] [...]

Iconic Delta bookstore to close at month’s end

by Published: November 14,2011

Tags: books, bookstores, Closing, cultural tourism, literature, retail

GREENVILLE — A neighborhood gathering place, the only spot in Greenville to get a Sunday New York Times, a stop for visiting writers and tourists and a Greenville Main Street landmark since 1965 is shutting its doors. Hugh and Mary Dayle McCormick, the owners of McCormick Book Inn, tell the Delta Democrat Times the shop […] [...]

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