A Writer's Eye: Collected Book Reviewsby Eudora Welty
Although she is eminent primarily as the prize-winning author of classic works of fiction, Eudora Welty is notable also as an astute literary critic. Her essays on the art of fiction and on the writers who enlarged the range of the short story and the novel are definitive pieces. Her distinguished book reviews, along with her critical essays, augment her reputation for being one of the most discerning author-critics in literary America. A Writer's Eye includes all of Welty's book reviews, even one published in the New York Times Book Review under the pseudonym "Michael Ravenna." Sixteen of the reviews were collected previously in Welty's The Eye of the Story (1978). In this collection Pearl Amelia McHaney's introduction records the history of Welty's career in book reviewing and illuminates the honesty and compassion with which Welty wrote reviews. Placed beside her authoritative critical essays, this volume enhances Welty's considerable literary stature and completes the image of Eudora Welty as a consummate woman of letters.
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Eudora Welty, (1909-2001), was one of the twentieth-century's most critically-acclaimed authors and a master of the short story. Her literary canon encompasses works of fiction and nonfiction including essays, book reviews, and a best-selling memoir.
Pearl Amelia McHaney is associate professor of English at Georgia State University.
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