RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 40305554 LA English T1 Understanding Eudora Welty A1 Kreyling, Michael,, PB University of South Carolina Press PP Columbia YR 1999 SN 1570032831 9781570032837 AB "Offering fresh insights into the work of one of America's classic fiction writers, Understanding Eudora Welty provides close readings of Welty's novels and short stories and the memoir One Writer's Beginnings. Michael Kreyling sifts through contemporary reviews and recent criticism in arriving at his assessment." "As he considers the many assessments and reassessments of Welty's work, Kreyling uncovers and discusses the myriad identities that critics have attached to her - that of southern writer, southern gothicist, "Southern Renaissance" writer, modernist, and feminist. Denying the sufficiency of any single label, Kreyling suggests that Welty never wrote to a formula and never wrote the same story twice. Kreyling instead reveals the dynamic growth in the depth and complexity of Welty's vision and literary technique over the course of her career."--Jacket.