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The Resource A dark rose : love in Eudora Welty's stories and novels, Sally Wolff

A dark rose : love in Eudora Welty's stories and novels, Sally Wolff

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A dark rose : love in Eudora Welty's stories and novels
Title
A dark rose
Title remainder
love in Eudora Welty's stories and novels
Statement of responsibility
Sally Wolff
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the heartbroken protagonist she depicted in her first published story, "Death of a Traveling Salesman," to the reflective widow she described in her last novel, The Optimist's Daughter, Eudora Welty wrote realistically about the shadows and radiance of love. In a meticulous exploration of this theme, Sally Wolff combines new readings of Welty's fiction with biography and contextual information drawn from Wolff's nineteen-year friendship with the author. A signature image in most of Welty's fiction, the rose imparts symbolic power as it places Welty in the age-old tradition of love literature. Wolff argues that the dark rose from the height of its brilliance to the end of its life serves as a deft metaphor for the dichotomies Welty presents, equally suggestive of beauty and sadness, and the comic, tragic, and mysterious qualities of love. While some of Welty's characters are clearly autobiographical renderings a daughter remembering her parents' marriage, or a broodingly hopeful member of a large family wedding at other times, Welty analyzes from afar the dynamics of successful and troubled loving relationships. Although Welty fell in love more than once during her life, she never married, and Wolff argues that writing from the vantage point of the unattached gave Welty an objective perspective from which to examine in her fiction the varied dimensions of love. A Dark Rose navigates effortlessly among texts and examines Welty's portrayal of love in all its nuance and intricacy. Though love in Welty's fiction may fail, wear thin, or quietly take the hand of that grimmest of bridegrooms death it nonetheless remains a vital force, alive in the heart. --Provided by publisher
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Wolff, Sally
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.E6
LC item number
Z977 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern literary studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Love in literature
  • Welty, Eudora
Label
A dark rose : love in Eudora Welty's stories and novels, Sally Wolff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"A fruitful marriage. that simple thing": early stories of rural love -- "The quiet arcade of identity": grief and aloneness -- "Like a rose forced into premature bloom": dreaming and telling in "a memory" -- "Gossamer and roses": fantasy and responsibility in The robber bridegroom -- "Got thorns": the complex loves of delta wedding -- A "little sweetheart rose in his lapel": the heart of the ponders -- "With rosettes": the golden apples -- "Roses as headlights": the bride of the innisfallen -- "Like the stamens in a dainty bess rose": the love story in losing battles -- "It was the old wood that did the blooming": the optimist's daughter and one writer's beginnings -- "A dark rose": Eudora Welty's love stories
Control code
880499959
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 222 pages
Isbn
9780807158272
Lccn
2014019893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880499959
Label
A dark rose : love in Eudora Welty's stories and novels, Sally Wolff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"A fruitful marriage. that simple thing": early stories of rural love -- "The quiet arcade of identity": grief and aloneness -- "Like a rose forced into premature bloom": dreaming and telling in "a memory" -- "Gossamer and roses": fantasy and responsibility in The robber bridegroom -- "Got thorns": the complex loves of delta wedding -- A "little sweetheart rose in his lapel": the heart of the ponders -- "With rosettes": the golden apples -- "Roses as headlights": the bride of the innisfallen -- "Like the stamens in a dainty bess rose": the love story in losing battles -- "It was the old wood that did the blooming": the optimist's daughter and one writer's beginnings -- "A dark rose": Eudora Welty's love stories
Control code
880499959
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 222 pages
Isbn
9780807158272
Lccn
2014019893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880499959

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