The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
ISBN: 0156189216
EAN13: 9780156189217
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 1, 1982
Pages: 648
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 7.9" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

One of the truly great works of twentieth-century American literature, Eudora Welty's Collected Stories confirms her place as a contemporary master of short fiction. Welty wrote novels, novellas, and reviews over the course of her long career, but the heart and soul of her literary vision lay with the short story. The forty-one pieces reproduced here, written over a period of three decades, include A Petrified Man, Why I Live at the P.O.,The Wide Net, and The Bride of Innisfallen. I have been told, Welty writes in the introduction, both in approval and in accusation, that I seem to love all my characters. The characters that spring to life in this masterwork reveal the depth and breadth of her love.
Miss Welty's short stories are deceptively simple. They are concerned with ordinary people, but what happens to them and the manner of the telling are far from ordinary . . . A fine writer and a distinguished book. --The New Yorker
Eudora Welty is one of our purest, finest, gentlest voices and this collection is something to be treasured.--Anne Tyler
The ironic tenderness of Chekhov, the almost feral edge of Maupassant, the ominousness of Poe and Bierce, the lacy strength of Henry Green. She is probably the finest Mozartian stylist writing in then English language.--Mary Lee Settle
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