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June Recital: Stories Of Eudora Welty

Long before her death inaged 92, she recittal become the grande dame of American letters: It’s a portrait that tells nothing of the cryptic brilliance of her best fiction. But reputations like these can blockade a writer’s work rather than promote it, which I think might be the case with Welty.

Journals began accepting Welty’s stories in the early s and her first collection, A Curtain of Greenwas published in The book sold just 7, copies in the 30 years that elapsed before Welty’s first major commercial success, the family saga Losing Battlesbut it contains several stories that have been heavily anthologised over the years: Despite the range and accomplishment of Welty’s stories she was often dismissed as a regionalist, an unjust accusation that only receded late in her career.

She was frequently compared to Carson McCullers, Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner which, superficial similarities aside, seems more a geographical than a literary judgment.


Welty’s most outstanding work, the novel-length story-cycle The Golden Applesis clotted with such allusions.

Spanning several decades in the fictional Mississippian town of Morgana, its seven stories enter into a dialogue with or otherwise rework Yeats’s poem, The Song of Wandering Aengus; elements of James George Frazer’s The Golden Bough; the Danae and Perseus myth; Leda and the swan; and numerous other pieces of Greek and Celtic mythology. No special knowledge is required to appreciate the stories — particularly masterpieces like June Recital and Music from Spain — but once you begin tracing the threads of deeper meaning running through them, uncovering their multiplying levels of complexity quickly becomes addictive.

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Welty often drew criticism from northern critics for refusing to use her fiction to do anything other than denounce the south as corrupt and racist. In response, she wrote an essay entitled “Must the Novelist Crusade?

Recihal including her New Yorker editor William Maxwell and the novelist Toni Morrison have argued that the iniquities of southern attitudes to race are present throughout her work. Complications arise because her characters can be both junne and rounded: Certainly her story, “Keela, the Outcast Indian Maiden”in which two white men argue and fight in front of an old black man, is assiduous in its dissection of white guilt and harmful complacency.


Elsewhere, racist attitudes are presented so casually that they shock more than denouncement would.

In “Shower of Gold”, hearing children playing on the road, Kate Rainey says: There was, however, an occasion when Welty did engage in crusading. It was rushed into print by the New Yorker, appearing shortly after Byron De La Beckwith was arrested recita, the killing.

It’s a searing work, the relentless pounding of the narrator’s hatred matched by the merciless recita, heat: Both stories take the form of compressed, one-day odysseys: They are both encounters between strangers whose relationships teeter between attraction and hostility.

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Both have something of the fever dream rfcital them. Intense in the way they flicker between the everyday and the fabular, they underline Welty’s ability to, in her own words, “click the shutter at the crucial moment”. Topics Short stories A brief survey of the short story. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Show 25 25 50 All.

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