THE COLLECTED STORIES OF EUDORA WELTY by Eudora Welty

THE COLLECTED STORIES OF EUDORA WELTY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here are all of Welty's published stories--chiefly the contents of four previous collections: A Curtain of Green (1941), The Wide Net and Other Stories (1943), The Golden Apples (1949), and The Bride of Innisfallen and Other Stories (1955). And it need hardly be said--since Welty continues to be enthusiastically anthologized and adapted (most recently in an acclaimed off-Broadway one-woman show)--that her famous tales of Southern small-town life have only become more impressive with time. But also included here are two stories from the 1960s: "Where Is the Voice Coming From?," an uncollected 1963 New Yorker story narrated by a white man out to kill a black civil-rights leader (inspired, as Welty describes in her brief, modest preface, by the shooting of Medgar Evers); and "The Demonstrators," another Sixties story of the uneasily changing South that appeared in the O. Henry Award Prize Stories 1968. A welcome gathering of an important writer's short fiction--some of which is her very best work of all.
Pub Date: Oct. 29th, 1980
ISBN: 0156189216
Page count: 908pp
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1980




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