The Eye of the Story: Selected Essays and Reviews

The Eye of the Story: Selected Essays and Reviews

by Eudora Welty
     
 

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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,…  See more details below

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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, William Faulkner, and Virginia Woolf.

Editorial Reviews

Jonathan Yardley
For Ms. Misswelty, nothing is done or felt half-heartedly; she pours herself into the work she does, the book she reads, the opinions she holds, with total passion.
Washington Post Book World
From the Publisher
"In criticism as in fiction, Miss Welty's observations are blessed with a dazzling accuracy." — The Nation

"Makes the relationship between reading and writing extraordinarily close." — The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394727325
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/12/1979
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
355

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Meet the Author

One of America's most admired authors, Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1909. . 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 which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. She died in 2001.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 13, 1909
Date of Death:
July 23, 2001
Place of Birth:
Jackson, Mississippi
Place of Death:
Jackson, Mississippi
Education:
University of Wisconsin

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