Standard Name: Welty, Eudora
Birth Name: Eudora Alice Welty
EW published five novels or novellas, as well as essays, memoirs, poetry, and a book for children, but her short stories are her most admired works. Her work spans the last forty years of the twentieth century. She stands out among white writers from the southern USA in her fictional engagement with the lives and the voices of black people, but her reputation short-changes her in one way. She is often remembered as quirky, humorous, and soft-centred, whereas in fact her rendering of the lives of poor people of both races has a marked political edge.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Friends, Associates||Sybille Bedford|
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Bowen||
Her travels nourished her friendships. She visited many friends on trips to the USA, including Eudora Welty , and she met Graham Greene when lecturing in Vienna.
Austin, Allan E. Elizabeth Bowen. Twayne, 1989.
Glendinning, Victoria. Elizabeth Bowen. Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.
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|Friends, Associates||Carson McCullers|
|Friends, Associates||Iris Murdoch|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Margiad Evans||
Among other writers of stories, she admired not Virginia Woolf or Katherine Mansfield , but the greater power and fury of Eudora Welty ,
as well as several male Welsh writers in English, and...
Lloyd-Morgan, Ceridwen, and Margiad Evans. “Introduction”. The Old and the Young, Seren, 1998, pp. 7 - 17.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Edna O'Brien||
Among American writers, female and male, O'Brien particularly admires William Faulkner , Carson McCullers , Flannery O'Connor , and Eudora Welty .
Guppy, Shusha, Margaret Atwood, and Margaret Atwood. “Edna O’Brien”. Women Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, edited by George Plimpton and George Plimpton, Viking, 1989, pp. 337 - 59.
|Literary responses||Barbara Pym||
Pym is not one of those women writers whose stock has risen through feminist re-evaluation. Five years after the influential Times Literary Supplement article was published, Penelope Lively wrote, I am always surprised that the...
|Literary responses||Ethel Wilson|
|Literary responses||Margery Allingham||
MA 's agent Paul Reynolds , calling it a satire of Victorian life,
doubted this book would suit the American taste. Sure enough, the New York Times gave it a very unfavourable review to...
Martin, Richard. Ink in Her Blood: The Life and Crime Fiction of Margery Allingham. UMI Research Press, 1988.
|Author summary||Elizabeth Bowen||
EB published ten novels, seventy-nine short stories, a history of her Anglo-Irish family, and a large body of critical and other nonfictional writing. Her novels and short stories blend romance (the perils of innocence, and...
Pym was in great demand at this point in her career, giving print, radio, and television interviews, for example, and meeting with the writer of the first dissertation on her work.
She drew attention...
Pym, Barbara. A Very Private Eye. Holt, Hazel and Hilary PymEditors , Macmillan, 1984.
|Textual Features||Alice Munro||
She delights in the surfaces and textures of her material and in the power to make the familiar or the ordinary into something strange through control of the deceptively linear narrative grammar of her stories...
|Textual Production||Henry Green|
|Textual Production||Elspeth Huxley|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Flannery O'Connor||
She had strong opinions to express: she poured scorn on some other Southern writers (calling Carson McCullers ' Clock Without Handsthe worst book I have ever read, but she respected the work of Eudora Welty .
Gooch, Brad. Flannery. Little, Brown and Co., 2009.