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Eudora Welty
Title : Eudora Welty
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ISBN : 9781883011550
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 980

"Stories, Essays, and Memoir" presents Welty's collected short stories, an astonishing body of work that has made her one of the most respected writers of short fiction. "A Curtain of Green and Other Stories" (1941), her first book, includes many of her most popular stories, such as "A Worn Path, " "Powerhouse, " and the farcical "Why I Live at the P.O." "The Wide Net and"Stories, Essays, and Memoir" presents Welty's collected short stories, an astonishing body of work that has made her one of the most respected writers of short fiction. "A Curtain of Green and Other Stories" (1941), her first book, includes many of her most popular stories, such as "A Worn Path, " "Powerhouse, " and the farcical "Why I Live at the P.O." "The Wide Net and Other Stories" (1943), in which historical figures such as Aaron Burr ("First Love") and John James Audubon ("A Still Moment") appear as characters, shows her evolving mastery as a regional chronicler. "The Golden Apples" (1949) is a series of interrelated stories about the inhabitants of the fictional town of Morgana, Mississippi. It was Welty's favorite among her books. The stories of "The Bride of the Innisfallen and Other Stories" (1955) are set both in the South and in Europe. Also included are two stories from the 1960s, "Where Is the Voice Coming From?," based on the shooting of Medgar Evers, and "The Demonstrators." A selection of nine literary and personal essays includes evocations of the Jackson of her youth that is essential to her work and cogent discussions of literary form.


Eudora Welty Reviews

  • Megan

    These stories have lush descriptions, fully-developed characters, and interesting plot lines. It’s absolute poetry. I wish I hadn't left it at my parents' house.

  • John Wiswell

    I have yet to read a book with such diversity of prose from a single author. Here are nearly a thousand pages of stories and essays with the incomparable Eudora Welty. Some are funny, some are introspective, some are sharp, some are hateful, some (well, most) are literary - and in so many voices that there is likely no living writer who could duplicate their number or quality, and certainly not both. How she was able to write so convincingly in so many different manners and styles I'll never und [...]

  • Troy

    I read Eudora Welty because she was someone who's been lauded as a writer who is fundamentally Southern, and as Mississippi as they come. As problematic as that state's history has been towards a history of people like me, and having produced one side of my family, I was eager to read her writing.I'm not saying that it isn't, in its own way, classic, but I'm not sure if that's simply a product of the bar being set really low for Mississippians in the arts anyway. Her writings evoke scenes and em [...]

  • Paul Jellinek

    WOW!! Truly a treasure trove. Interestingly, in a collection of stories that play largely in her native South, my favorite story was "The Bride of the Innisfallen," about a railway journey and ferry crossing from England to Ireland. Go figure.

  • Paul

    Her stories just amaze me, still so many years after they were first written. They paint such a vivid picture of place and time, and of a certain way of life. This is a keeper, to be read and re-read over and over again.

  • Michelle

    I used this book in a course and got a ton of use out of it.

  • Danika

    Didn't finish, though at almost 900 pages I didn't care too much. Enjoy her short stories and may come back to this at a later date

  • Hodgesensei

    An excellent selection of Eudora's short stories with a few novels thrown in.