"I have read and admired all of Morris's books, and there is no doubt in my mind that he is one of the most truly original of contemporary writers. His originality, his absolutely individual way of seeing and feeling, permeates Man and Boy, giving it its humor and wisdom."--Granville Hicks. "For a long time I have not read a novel that gave me so much pleasure in original talent. [Morris] speaks completely in his own voice, a fascinating voice. He conveys the quality of the American gothic as no other writer I know has done."--Mark Schorer. "Mother, Mr. Morris seems to say [in Man and Boy], is unbeatable. Well, so in a way, is Mr. Morris. He writes with the skill of a master satirist; his eye is sharp and his vision is clairvoyant."--New York Herald Tribune Books. One of the most distinguished American authors, Wright Morris (1910-1988) wrote thirty-three books including The Field of Vision, which won the National Book Award and The Home Place, both available from the University of Nebraska Press.