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Eudora Welty, whiteness, and race

Author: Harriet Pollack
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Faced with Eudora Welty's preference for the oblique in literary performances, some have assumed that Welty was not concerned with issues of race, or even that she was perhaps ambivalent toward racism. This collection counters those assumptions as it examines Welty's handling of race, the color line, and Jim Crow segregation and sheds new light on her views about the patterns, insensitivities, blindness, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Eudora Welty; Eudora Welty; Eudora Welty
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet Pollack
ISBN: 9780820344324 082034432X 9780820344331 0820344338
OCLC Number: 792884032
Description: viii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Reading Welty on whiteness and race / Harriet Pollack --
Welty, race, and the patterns of a life / Suzanne Marrs --
Parting the veil: Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, and the crying wounds of Jim Crow / Susan V. Donaldson --
Eudora Welty's Making a Date, Grenada, Mississippi: one photograph, five performances / Keri Watson --
"The Little Store" in the segregated South: race and consumer culture in Eudora Welty's writing and photography / Mae Miller Claxton --
Secret agents: Welty's African Americans / David McWhirter --
Laughing in the dark: race and humor in Delta Wedding / Sarah Ford --
"I Knowed Him Then Like I Know Me Now": whiteness, violence, and interracial male intimacy in Delta Wedding and "Where Is the Voice Coming From?" / Jean C. Griffith --
Bodies on the brink: vision, violence, and self-destruction in Delta Wedding / Donnie McMahand --
"Black Men Dressed in Gold": racial violence in Eudora Welty's "The Burning" / Patricia Yaeger --
Ice picks, guinea pigs, and dead birds: dramatic Weltian possibilities in "The Demonstrators" / Rebecca Mark --
Rethinking the unthinkable: tracing Welty's changing view of the color line in her letters, essays, and The Optimist's Daughter / Julia Eichelberger.
Responsibility: edited by Harriet Pollack.

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Faced with Eudora Welty's preference for the oblique in literary performances, some have assumed that she was not concerned with issues of race. This collection counters those assumptions as it  Read more...

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