Search results for: the-optimists-daughter-vintage-international

The Optimist s Daughter

Author : Eudora Welty
File Size : 76.47 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 506
Read : 921
Download »
This Pulitzer Prize–winning novel tells the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Along in the old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past, herself, and her parents.

Eudora Welty a bibliography of her work

Author : Noel Polk
File Size : 78.16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 704
Read : 957
Download »

The Enduring Legacy of Old Southwest Humor

Author : Edward Piacentino
File Size : 89.22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 447
Read : 669
Download »
The Old Southwest flourished between 1830 and 1860, but its brand of humor lives on in the writings of Mark Twain, the novels of William Faulkner, the television series The Beverly Hillbillies, the material of comedian Jeff Foxworthy, and even cyberspace, where nonsoutherners can come up to speed on subjects like hickphonics. The first book on its subject, The Enduring Legacy of Old Southwest Humor engages topics ranging from folklore to feminism to the Internet as it pays tribute to a distinctly American comic style that has continued to reinvent itself. The book begins by examining frontier southern humor as manifested in works of Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, Woody Guthrie, Harry Crews, William Price Fox, Fred Chappell, Barry Hannah, Cormac McCarthy, and African American writers Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, Ishmael Reed, and Yusef Komunyakaa. It then explores southwestern humor’s legacy in popular culture—including comic strips, comedians, and sitcoms—and on the Internet. Many of the trademark themes of modern and contemporary southern wit appeared in stories that circulated in the antebellum Southwest. Often taking the form of tall tales, those stories have served and continue to serve as rich, reusable material for southern writers and entertainers in the twentieth century and beyond. The Enduring Legacy of Old Southwest Humor is an innovative collaboration that delves into jokes about hunting, drinking, boasting, and gambling as it studies, among other things, the styles of comedians Andy Griffith, Dave Gardner, and Justin Wilson. It gives splendid demonstration that through the centuries southern humor has continued to be a powerful tool for disarming hypocrites and opening up sensitive issues for discussion.

Light Writing Life Writing

Author : Timothy Dow Adams
File Size : 23.50 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 183
Read : 1201
Download »
On the surface, the use of photography in autobiography appears to have a straightforward purpose: to illustrate and corroborate the text. But in the wake of poststructuralism, the role of photography in autobiography is far from simple or one-dimensional

Bertha Alyce

Author : Gay Block
File Size : 88.84 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 231
Read : 181
Download »
"Gay Block photographed Bertha Alyce, her unusual and difficult mother, from the day she began her first course in photography in 1973 until Bertha Alyce's death in 1991. This book presents a mother-daughter search for a healing of memories. These photographs are at once an intensely personal and intimate account of one family and a universal and timely account of any modern family."--BOOK JACKET.

A Guide to the Eudora Welty Collection at the Ward M Canaday Center for Special Collections

Author : William Ulma McDonald (Jr.)
File Size : 90.76 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 355
Read : 1063
Download »

The Mississippi Quarterly

Author :
File Size : 85.93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 141
Read : 687
Download »

Eudora Welty Whiteness and Race

Author : Harriet Pollack
File Size : 20.76 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 785
Read : 593
Download »
Faced with Eudora Welty's preference for the oblique in literary performances, some have assumed that Welty was not concerned with issues of race, or even that she was perhaps ambivalent toward racism. This collection counters those assumptions as it examines Welty's handling of race, the color line, and Jim Crow segregation and sheds new light on her views about the patterns, insensitivities, blindness, and atrocities of whiteness. Contributors to this volume show that Welty addressed whiteness and race in her earliest stories, her photography, and her first novel, Delta Wedding. In subsequent work, including The Golden Apples, The Optimist's Daughter, and her memoir, One Writer's Beginnings, she made the color line and white privilege visible, revealing the gaping distances between lives lived in shared space but separated by social hierarchy and segregation. Even when black characters hover in the margins of her fiction, they point readers toward complex lives, and the black body is itself full of meaning in her work. Several essays suggest that Welty represented race, like gender and power, as a performance scripted by whiteness. Her black characters in particular recognize whiteface and blackface as performances, especially comical when white characters are unaware of their role play. Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race also makes clear that Welty recognized white material advantage and black economic deprivation as part of a cycle of race and poverty in America and that she connected this history to lives on either side of the color line, to relationships across it, and to an uneasy hierarchy of white classes within the presumed monolith of whiteness. Contributors: Mae Miller Claxton, Susan V. Donaldson, Julia Eichelberger, Sarah Ford, Jean C. Griffith, Rebecca Mark, Suzanne Marrs, Donnie McMahand, David McWhirter, Harriet Pollack, Keri Watson, Patricia Yaeger.

CR The Centennial Review

Author :
File Size : 36.93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 622
Read : 266
Download »

Eudora Welty Newsletter

Author :
File Size : 53.23 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 966
Read : 958
Download »