SELECTED STORIES OF EUDORA WELTY CONTAINING ALL OF "A CURTAIN OF GREEN AND OTHER STORIES" AND "THE WIDE NET AND OTHER STORIES" WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY KATHERINE ANNE PORTER. [The Modern Library #290.]

Welty, Eudora [Eudora Alice Welty], 1909-2001. Katherine Anne Porter, 1890-1980 (Introduction). The Modern Library.

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INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY EUDORA WELTY. Modern Library reprint (probably circa 1988). xxiv, 1-289, [1], 1-214 pages. Hardcover: H 19.25cm x L 12.5cm. Tan dust jacket soiled, light color fading at spine head with tearing and wear at head; dj now presented in a mylar Brodart protector. Dark maroon boards, slight bumping to spine head with spine's gilt lettering still bright. Light soiling to edges. Past owner's personal bookplate on front free endpaper with four-line non-authorial ink gift inscription dated for Christmas 1988 on half-title page. Welty's three-line ink inscription also on ffep underneath aforementioned bookplate: "For Shannon | with best wishes | Eudora Welty." Interior pages are otherwise clean. Binding is firm. Else a very good copy in a very good- dust jacket. Features all the short stories included in Eudora Welty's first two collections: A CURTAIN OF GREEN and THE WIDE NET. Random House's The Modern Library unit first published this anthology in March 1954. Please refer to #A10:1.2+ in Noel Polk's EUDORA WELTY; A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HER WORK. ISBN 0394604458. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Eudora Welty's subjects are the people who live in southern towns like Jackson, Mississippi, which has been her home for all of her long life. I've stayed in one place,' she says, and 'it's become the source of the information that stirs my imagination.' Her distinctive voice and wry observations are rooted in the southern conversational tradition. The stories in this volume, from the first two collections she published, range in tone from the quietly understated and psychologically subtle to the outrageously grotesque. Linking them all is Welty's remarkable ear for the language and point of view of the South. 'She's a lot smarter than her cousins in Beula,' someone remarks about a reputed suicide in one story. 'Especially Edna Earle, that never did get to be what you'd call a heavy thinker. Edna Earle could sit and ponder all day on how the little tail of the 'c' got through the 'I' in a Coca-Cola sign."

The stories in this volume, from the first two collections she published, range in tone from the quietly understated and psychologically subtle to the outrageously grotesque.

About the Author: One of America's most admired authors, Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, which is still her home. She was educated locally and at Mississippi State College for Women, the University of Wisconsin, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She is the author of, among many other books, One Writer's Beginnings, The Robber Bridegroom, Delta Wedding, The Ponder Heart, Losing Battles, and The Optimist's Daughter.

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Publisher: New York: The Modern Library - Random House, Inc., [circa 1988].

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