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Eudora Welty and Surrealism

Stephen M. Fuller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036736
eISBN:
9781621039143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036736.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book surveys Eudora Welty’s fiction during the most productive period of her long writing life. It shows how the 1930s witnessed the arrival of surrealism in the United States largely through ... More


Surrealism and Welty’s Early Years in New York1

Stephen M. Fuller

in Eudora Welty and Surrealism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036736
eISBN:
9781621039143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036736.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter establishes Eudora Welty’s “Place in Fiction,” and how it announced her subscription to a parallel view with regard to fiction. Most of the stories collected in A Curtain of Green ... More


“The Whole Heart Of Fiction”: Eudora Welty Inside the Closed Society

Jonathan W. Gray

in Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036491
eISBN:
9781621030539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036491.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the writer Eudora Welty, and how she published very little between 1955 and 1970, a period that coincides with the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement as the dominant ... More


On Welty’s Use of Allusion: Expectations and Their Revision in “The Wide Net,” The Robber Bridegroom, and “At The Landing”

Harriet Pollack

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores Eudora Welty’s use of allusions in her work. It first maps out the process characteristically initiated by Welty’s allusions, and then examines the specific uses she makes of ... More


Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Noel Polk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110843
eISBN:
9781604733235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As one of the preeminent scholars of southern literature, Noel Polk has delivered lectures, written journal articles and essays, and discussed the rich legacy of the South’s literary heritage around ... More


Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association

Jonathan W. Gray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036491
eISBN:
9781621030539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The statement, “The Civil Rights Movement changed America,” though true, has become something of a cliche. This book seeks to determine how, exactly, the Civil Rights Movement changed the literary ... More


Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Noel Polk

in Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110843
eISBN:
9781604733235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110843.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Generations of southern writers and readers after William Faulkner have adopted his vision, seeing “The South” through his eyes rather than through their own or struggling against that vision. ... More


Introduction

M. Thomas Inge (ed.)

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book examines what William Faulkner has meant to his fellow writers both in the United States and abroad. Few modern authors, except perhaps James Joyce, have had so profound an influence ... More


Documentary of the 1930s

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.010
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the incorporation of documentary techniques in writing of the thirties. It examines the work of Eudora Welty, a writer who cross-applied photographic and cinematic methods in ... More


Water, Wanderers, and Weddings: Going to Naples and to No Place

Noel Polk

in Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110843
eISBN:
9781604733235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110843.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the persistence of outsiders, rootless wanderers, hitchhikers, the lonely, inarticulate and frustrated, the unloved and the unlovely, in Eudora Welty’s fiction. It also ... More


The Ponderable Heart

Noel Polk

in Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110843
eISBN:
9781604733235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110843.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a reading of Eudora Welty’s novel Ponder Heart, arguing that it is her oddest book and that it is a deliberate collection of every tawdry cliché of southern literature. It ... More


Modernist Bluebeard

Casie E. Hermansson

in Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines English modernist versions of Charles Perrault’s French fairy tale, “Bluebeard,” and how the authors used the story to comment on feminism. It looks at the emergence of ... More


Southern Womanhood and “The High Cost of Living and Dying in Dixie”

Mary Weaks-Baxter

in Leaving the South: Border Crossing Narratives and the Remaking of Southern Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819598
eISBN:
9781496819635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819598.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter looks at the border as a gendered site within the context of Southern womanhood. If, as Kristeva says of woman, “the biological fate that causes us to be the site of the species chains ... More


Faulkner and the Passing of the Old Agrarian Culture

Aiken Charles S.

in Faulkner and Material Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037122
eISBN:
9781604731637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037122.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter shows the significance of material culture in distinguishing places and culture groups. Geographers have defined material culture as “all physical, material objects made and used by a ... More


A Philosophy of Life

Louise Westling

in The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255658
eISBN:
9780823261208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255658.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter introduces Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy as implicitly ecological, developing within the context of phenomenology initiated by Husserl and further expanded by Heidegger. Describing ... More


The Landscape of Alienation in “Old Mr. Marblehall”

Noel Polk

in Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110843
eISBN:
9781604733235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110843.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a reading of Eudora Welty’s short story “Old Mr. Marblehall,” and compares the story to Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Man of the Crowd” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Wakefield.” All three ... More


Domestic Violence in “The Purple Hat,” “Magic,” and “The Doll”

Noel Polk

in Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110843
eISBN:
9781604733235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110843.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Violence is pervasive in Eudora Welty’s fiction, a normal part of women’s everyday experience. This chapter offers a reading of Welty’s short stories “The Purple Hat,” “Magic,” and “The Doll,” all ... More


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