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Historic hospitality and timeless charm intersect on Columbus, Mississippi’s Main and Fifth Streets

“I’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers.” Among the most memorable lines penned by Southern playwright Tennessee Williams, it also expresses the reception visitors may expect when touring his birthplace of Columbus, Mississippi.

Book Tour: Mississippi

Explore the Southern origins of William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, and Eudora Welty.

Mississippi: Land of literary giants

Mississippi’s literary roots run deep. The state cherishes its writers and pays tribute with historical markers, namesake byways, and lovingly preserved homes. Patti Carr Black shares some favorite stops on the state’s literary trail.

Atlanta Ballet’s “Camino Real” transforms Tennessee Williams dialogue into dance

When Tennessee Williams’s surreal Camino Real opened on Broadway in 1953, critics hated it, and audiences fled for the exit. Could the play about an American traveler straddling two worlds work better as dance than as dialogue?

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