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The Resource One writer's imagination : the fiction of Eudora Welty, Suzanne Marrs

One writer's imagination : the fiction of Eudora Welty, Suzanne Marrs

Label
One writer's imagination : the fiction of Eudora Welty
Title
One writer's imagination
Title remainder
the fiction of Eudora Welty
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Marrs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: In One Writer's Imagination, Suzanne Marrs draws upon nearly twenty years of conversations, interviews, and friendship with Eudora Welty to discuss the intersections between biography and art in the Pulitzer Prize winner's work. Through an engaging chronological and comprehensive reading of the Welty canon, Marrs describes the ways Welty's creative process transformed and transfigured fact to serve the purposes of fiction. She points to the sparks that lit Welty's imagination-an imagination that thrived on polarities in her personal life and in society at large. Marrs offers new evidence of the role Welty's mother, circle of friends, and community played in her development as a writer and analyzes the manner in which her most heartfelt relationships-including her romance with John Robinson-inform her work. She charts the profound and often subtle ways Welty's fiction responded to the crucial historical episodes of her time-notably the Great Depression, World War II, and the civil rights movement-and the writer's personal reactions to war, racism, poverty, and the political issues of her day. In doing so, Marrs proves Welty to be a much more political artist than has been conventionally thought. Scrutinizing drafts of Welty's work, Marrs reveals an evolving pattern of revision increasingly significant to the author's thematic concerns and precision of style. Welty's achievement, Marrs explains, confirms theories of creativity even as it transcends them, remaining in its origins somewhat mysterious. Marrs's relationship to Eudora Welty as a friend, scholar, and archivist-with access to private papers and restricted correspondence-makes her a unique authority on Welty's forty-year career. The eclectic approach of her study speaks to the exhilarating power of imagination Welty so thoroughly enjoyed in the act of writing
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Marrs, Suzanne
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern literary studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Welty, Eudora
  • Women and literature
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Imagination
Label
One writer's imagination : the fiction of Eudora Welty, Suzanne Marrs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • strength of an instinct...the power of an art" : history and memory in The robber bridegroom and The wide net
  • 4. "The
  • treasure most dearly regarded" : memory and imagination in Delta wedding -- "
  • 5.
  • When our separate journeys converge" : The golden apples
  • 6.
  • Divergence : place and the displaced in The bride of the Innisfallen
  • 7. The
  • insistent present and the "huge fateful stage of the outside world"
  • 8. A
  • Preface
  • season of change : Losing battles
  • 9. "The
  • old and the young, the past and the present, the living and the dead" : confluence in The optimist's daughter
  • 10.
  • One writer's imagination
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • En route to A curtain of green
  • 2.
  • Eudora Welty's secret sharer : the living world and the writer's imagination in A curtain of green
  • 3. "The
Control code
ocm49558679
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 280 pages
Isbn
9780807128411
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002067133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807128015
  • (Sirsi) b11824050
Label
One writer's imagination : the fiction of Eudora Welty, Suzanne Marrs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • strength of an instinct...the power of an art" : history and memory in The robber bridegroom and The wide net
  • 4. "The
  • treasure most dearly regarded" : memory and imagination in Delta wedding -- "
  • 5.
  • When our separate journeys converge" : The golden apples
  • 6.
  • Divergence : place and the displaced in The bride of the Innisfallen
  • 7. The
  • insistent present and the "huge fateful stage of the outside world"
  • 8. A
  • Preface
  • season of change : Losing battles
  • 9. "The
  • old and the young, the past and the present, the living and the dead" : confluence in The optimist's daughter
  • 10.
  • One writer's imagination
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • En route to A curtain of green
  • 2.
  • Eudora Welty's secret sharer : the living world and the writer's imagination in A curtain of green
  • 3. "The
Control code
ocm49558679
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 280 pages
Isbn
9780807128411
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002067133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807128015
  • (Sirsi) b11824050

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