TOURNAMENT by Shelby Foote

TOURNAMENT

KIRKUS REVIEW

The rise and fall of Hugh Bart of the Mississippi Delta, this is a life portrait of a man to whom success came smoothly, quickly, though without bringing happiness. He acquired an old plantation, Solitaire, and with it as wife, Florence, of social if impoverished prominence. Early in his career Bart gained money, prestige, power, and in his middle years settled down as man of property and family man, with only surface contact with wife and children. In his last years, his money gone, his plantation sold, his aspirations for his children faded, Bart dies alone, much as he had lived...There's definite quality to the writing here, an elegiac cast to the portrayal of the man, and a real reflecting of the deadened stillness of the Delta country. For the specialized not the popular market.
Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1949
ISBN: 0917786564
Page count: 276pp
Publisher: Dial
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1949




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