Stark Young

Stark Young

Birth
Como, Panola County, Mississippi, USA
Death 6 Jan 1963 (aged 81)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Como, Panola County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 12910786 · View Source
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Stark Young was born in Como, Panola Co, Mississippi in 1881. His father joined the Confederate cavalry at age 16 in 1863. His mother was Mary Clark "Mollie" Starks. His McGehee relatives had a profound effect on his writing, they being of the Planter class from Mississippi.

Additional information from: Who's Who in the World, 1912.

Educator. Educated at Univ. of Miss. 1896-1901; and Columbia Univ., 1901-02; Degrees: B.A., and M.A.
Lived abroad and in the mountains of N. Carolina after leaving Columbia. Did some journalistic work in New York and Brooklyn. Instructor in English at the Univ. of Miss. 1904-07; Instructor in English at the Univ. of Texas, 1907-1910; elected Professor of English at the Univ. of the South 1909, but declined. Professor of General Literature at the Univ. of Texas, 1911.
Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Address: The University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
added by JHThe most cosmopolitan and multi-talented of the state's major literary figures. Widely traveled—especially in Italy, England, and France—thoroughly familiar with Greek, Latin, and English literature, a poet, novelist, essayist, dramatist, translator, painter, professor, letterwriter and brilliant conversationalist, Young achieved distinction in a number of artistic fields; but he is perhaps best remembered for his weekly essays on the drama which appeared in the New Republic for more than twenty years and for his best-selling novel of Mississippi during the Confederacy, So Red the Rose. Later made into a movie.


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Gravesite Details Author of So Red The Rose , Heaven Trees and The Pavilion

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  • Created by: Tennessee Irish
  • Added: 6 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12910786
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stark Young (11 Oct 1881–6 Jan 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12910786, citing Friendship Cemetery, Como, Panola County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Tennessee Irish (contributor 46623970) .