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The Eye of the Story

Selected Essays and Reviews (Vintage International)

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, William Faulkner, and Virginia Woolf.

Praise For The Eye of the Story: Selected Essays and Reviews (Vintage International)

"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

Vintage, 9780679730040, 368pp.

Publication Date: August 29, 1990

About 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.