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The late novels of Eudora Welty

Author: Jan Nordby Gretlund; Karl-Heinz Westarp
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Late Novels of Eudora Welty offers readings of two of the works considered to be Welty's most exciting both in innovative technique and postmodern existential statement. Fourteen new essays by internationally distinguished critics of Southern literature provide focused appraisals of Welty's last two novels: Losing Battles (1970), a provocative experiment in narration, and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Optimist's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Eudora Welty; Eudora Welty; Eudora Welty; Eudora Welty; Eudora Welty; Eudora Welty
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Nordby Gretlund; Karl-Heinz Westarp
ISBN: 1570032319 9781570032318
OCLC Number: 37770349
Description: xviii, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Eudora Welty as novelist: a historical approach / Michael Kreyling --
"Good as gold" : the role of the optimist in three novels by Eudora Welty / Jane Hinton --
Eudora Welty as lyric novelist : the long and the short of it / Ruth D. Weston --
Needing to talk : language and being in losing battles / Richard Gray --
Beyond loss : Eudora Welty's Losing battles / Karl-Heinz Westarp --
From Jerusalem to Jericho : good Samaritans in Losing battles / Bridget Smith Pieschel --
"Foes well matched or sweethearts come together" : the love story in Losing battles / Sally Wolff --
Losing battles and Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of fools: the commonality of modernist vision and Homeric analogue / Darlene Unrue --
Eudora Welty's indirect critique of The optimist's daughter / Patrick Samway --
The last rose of Mount Salus : a study of narrative strategies in The optimist's daughter / Hans H. Skei --
Region, time, and memory : The optimist's daughter as Southern Renascence fiction / Mary Ann Wimsatt --
The swift bird of memory, the breadboard of art : reflections on Eudora Welty and her storytelling / Marion Montgomery --
Component parts: the novelist as autobiographer / Jan Nordby Gretlund --
The construction of confluence : the female South and Eudora Welty's art / Peggy Whitman Prenshaw.
Responsibility: edited by Jan Nordby Gretlund and Karl-Heinz Westarp ; foreword by Reynolds Price.

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This collection of 14 essays by critics of Southern literature provides focused appraisals of Welty's last two novels: "Losing Battles" (1970) and "The Optimist's Daughter" (1972). The book serves as  Read more...

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