The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty, by Eudora Welty

The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty, by Eudora Welty

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Eudora Welty wrote novels, novellas, and reviews over the course of her long career, but the heart and soul of her literary vision lay with the short story, and her Collected Stories confirmed her as a master of short fiction.

With a new introduction by Ann Patchett, the forty-one pieces collected in this new edition, written over a period of three decades, showcase Welty’s incredible dexterity as a writer.

Her style seamlessly shifts from the comic to the tragic, from realistic portraits to surrealistic ones, as she deftly moves between folklore and myth, race and history, family and farce, and the Mississippi landscape she knew so well, her wry wit and keen sense of observation always present on the page.