The Eye of the Story: Selected Essays and Reviews

The Eye of the Story Selected Essays and Reviews Much like her highly acclaimed One Writer s Beginnings The Eye of the Story offers Eudora Welty s invaluable meditations on the art of writing In addition to seven essays on craft this collection br

  • Title: The Eye of the Story: Selected Essays and Reviews
  • Author: Eudora Welty
  • ISBN: 9780860689195
  • Page: 435
  • Format: None
  • Much like her highly acclaimed One Writer s Beginnings, The Eye of the Story offers Eudora Welty s invaluable meditations on the art of writing In addition to seven essays on craft, this collection brings together her penetrating and instructive commentaries on a wide variety of individual writers, including Jane Austen, E M Forster, Willa Cather, Anton Chekhov, WilliamMuch like her highly acclaimed One Writer s Beginnings, The Eye of the Story offers Eudora Welty s invaluable meditations on the art of writing In addition to seven essays on craft, this collection brings together her penetrating and instructive commentaries on a wide variety of individual writers, including Jane Austen, E M Forster, Willa Cather, Anton Chekhov, William Faulkner, and Virginia Woolf.

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    1. I bought this collection of essays, reviews and personal pieces at my first visit to Lemuria Books in Jackson, Mississippi, a few years ago. The bookstore, understandably enough, claims Eudora Welty as its own, including with each purchase a sturdy, perfect-in-every-way bookmark devoted to Welty. A lovely photograph of an introspective, thoughtful younger Welty graces its front. All my reading of Welty, including this volume, reinforces the trustworthiness and honesty I find in that portrait. I [...]

    2. Beautiful, thoughtful essays by one of America's greatest short story writers. Eudora, you'll always have my heart.

    3. erudite ladyIf Eudora Welty had been Edward Welty, she would have won a lot more honors and maybe even a Nobel Prize. Not only did she write great stories and novels, but she also wrote very literate, erudite essays on a variety of topics. Maybe she never hung out in Paris with the intellectuals beloved of the Nobel Prize committees, maybe she stayed pretty close to home, down there in Mississippi, but she sure could write. If you aren't quite up on Literature itself, a lot of the essays in this [...]

    4. I'm slogging my way through this. It's divided into four parts: On Writers, which is analysis of the body of works of five different writers; On Writing, which is, I believe, advice to writers; Reviews, which appears to be reviews of fifteen specific works by writers; and Personal and Occasional Pieces, which is eight works that are, I suppose, exactly what the section title says.I bought this mainly for the second section, but thought I should read the first part first. I'm five pages from fini [...]

    5. I am learning a lot from this brilliant fiction writer in this, one of her only works of non fiction. Not only does she share her own insight about fiction writing, she reviews and critiques some of my favorite writers, like Katherine Anne Porter, E.B. White, and William Faulkner. So far great!!

    6. The Eye of the Story by Eudora Welty is beautifully written. Every essay makes you analyse pieces in a different way. It is a different prospective. I enjoyed reading it very much and would recommend it to any reader or writer.

    7. Dry, intellectual textbook of reviews well-known, authors and their writings and on writing Did not finish

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