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Autor: Eudora Welty
Editorial: New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the USA by Penguin Putnam, ©1998.
Serie: Library of America, 101.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Ficción : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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In a career spanning five decades, Eudora Welty has chronicled her own Mississippi with a depth and intensity matched only by William Faulkner. One of the most influential writers of the century, her novels and stories blend the storytelling tradition of the South with a modernist sensibility attuned to the mysteries and ambiguities of experience. Welty explores the complex abundance of southern, and particularly
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Género/Forma: Fiction
Formato físico adicional: Online version:
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
Complete novels.
New York, N.Y. : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Putnam, ©1998
(OCoLC)645861985
Tipo de material: Ficción
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Eudora Welty
ISBN: 188301154X 9781883011543
Número OCLC: 38055852
Premios: The optimists's daughter: Pulitzer Prize, 1973.
Descripción: 1009 pages ; 21 cm.
Contenido: The robber bridegroom --
Delta wedding --
The Ponder heart --
Losing battles --
The optimist's daughter.
Título de la serie: Library of America, 101.
Otros títulos: Novels
Responsabilidad: Eudora Welty.

Resumen:

In a career spanning five decades, Eudora Welty has chronicled her own Mississippi with a depth and intensity matched only by William Faulkner. One of the most influential writers of the century, her novels and stories blend the storytelling tradition of the South with a modernist sensibility attuned to the mysteries and ambiguities of experience. Welty explores the complex abundance of southern, and particularly southern women's, lives with an artistry that Salman Rushdie has called "impossible to overpraise."

Complete Novels gathers all of Welty's longer fiction in one volume for the first time. In The Robber Bridegroom (1942), based on a Grimm fairy tale, legendary figures from Mississippi's past, such as the keel-boat captain Mike Fink and the savage outlaws the Harp Brothers, mingle with Welty's own imaginings in a free-ranging and boisterous fantasy set along the Natchez Trace. The richly textured Delta Wedding (1946), set against a backdrop of rural Mississippi in the 1920s, vividly portrays the intricacies of family relationships in its account of the sprawling Fairchild clan.

Edna Earle Ponder's unrestrained and delightfully absurd monologue, superb in its capturing of the rhythms of country speech, shows Welty's humor at its idiomatic best in The Ponder Heart (1954), a flight of invention culminating in a murder trial that becomes an occasion for exuberant comedy. The monumental Losing Battles (1970), composed over fifteen years, brings Welty's imaginative gifts to the largest canvas of her career, rendering a Depression-era family reunion with mythic scope and ebullient comic vigor. The volume concludes with The Optimist's Daughter (1972), a taut and moving story of a woman rediscovering the world of her childhood as she comes to terms with her father's death.

Often considered her masterpiece, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1972.

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