By: Gretland, Jan Nordby

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A widely acclaimed appraisal of Welty's famed "sense of place"

"A book that should be the standard for readers, writers, and the intelligent public". -- Barry Hannah

"A study I would recommend to reader, writer, and critic alike -- anyone interested in the outstanding fiction of Eudora Welty". -- Thomas E. Kennedy, Hollins Critic

In this study of the particular place from which Eudora Welty's writing arises, Jan Nordby Gretlund argues for the importance of considering the historical and cultural background for Welty's literary achievement. Contending that her writing represents the South's collective experience from the Depression to the present, he demonstrates that Welty's realistic fiction reveals an aesthetic allegiance to agrarian values. According to Gretlund, her "sense of place" ultimately reflects a sense of how to live. By focusing on her native place, remembering its past, identifying with it, and expressing its essence, Welty discovers and rediscovers herself.


Author Name: Gretland, Jan Nordby

Categories: Books About Books, Reading & Writing, Biography, Biography - Authors, Literary Criticism - Literature,

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press: 1997

ISBN Number: 1570031959

ISBN Number 13: 9781570031953

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 37725

Description: New & Unread Trade-sized Paperback. No marks or writing; no wear or tears; no remainder marks. ; A consideration of the historical and cultural background to Eudora Welty's work. ; 297 pages

Keywords: LITERARY Criticism Southern Authors Eudora Welty MISSISSIPPI Regionalism In Literature Women & Literature,