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Eudora Welty Reviews
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
I used this book in a course and got a ton of use out of it.
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
An excellent selection of Eudora's short stories with a few novels thrown in.