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The Resource Gothic traditions and narrative techniques in the fiction of Eudora Welty, Ruth D. Weston

Gothic traditions and narrative techniques in the fiction of Eudora Welty, Ruth D. Weston

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Gothic traditions and narrative techniques in the fiction of Eudora Welty
Title
Gothic traditions and narrative techniques in the fiction of Eudora Welty
Statement of responsibility
Ruth D. Weston
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Language
eng
Summary
In this study, Ruth D. Weston probes the whole of Eudora Welty's work to reveal the writer's close relationship to the gothic tradition. Specifically, Weston shows how Welty employs the theme of enclosure and escape and settings that convey a sense of mystery - gothic adaptations both - to create certain narrative techniques in her fiction. In addition to examining the texts themselves, Weston draws on Welty's critical and theoretical writings and her letters and other materials in archival collections. She also gleans insights from the work of contemporary narrative theorists, feminist critics, and recent commentators on the Gothic. In the course of her presentation, she offers some excellent new assessments of Welty's relation to the "female Gothic" and the "Southern Gothic" and to William Faulkner and Jane Austen. This book is one of the most informed studies to date of Welty's relation to the literary mainstream of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Welty scholars as well as general readers of American and southern literature will gain a deep appreciation for Welty's imaginative and original response to the Gothic literary tradition
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1934-
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Weston, Ruth D.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern literary studies
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  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Women and literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Welty, Eudora
  • Southern States
Label
Gothic traditions and narrative techniques in the fiction of Eudora Welty, Ruth D. Weston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-194) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nothing so mundane as ghosts : plotting the gothic connection -- Settings between time and space : the gothic space as narrative technique -- Spatiality and the short story : the lyric technique -- Texts and contexts of the self : patterns of enclosure, exposure, and escape -- Character role reversals and confluent genres : the female hero -- Conclusion: Psyche, the great mother, and marriages of death : a structural coda for female liberations
Control code
29912050
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780807118979
Isbn Type
(cl)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1624006
Label
Gothic traditions and narrative techniques in the fiction of Eudora Welty, Ruth D. Weston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-194) 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
Nothing so mundane as ghosts : plotting the gothic connection -- Settings between time and space : the gothic space as narrative technique -- Spatiality and the short story : the lyric technique -- Texts and contexts of the self : patterns of enclosure, exposure, and escape -- Character role reversals and confluent genres : the female hero -- Conclusion: Psyche, the great mother, and marriages of death : a structural coda for female liberations
Control code
29912050
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780807118979
Isbn Type
(cl)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1624006

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