The Critical Response to Eudora Welty's Fiction

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images a unity related to myth and word etymologies; while convincing in some places, die essay, in this writer's opinion, fails to do what the others likewise fail to do.
2
Mortimer618.
3
The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty, ( New York: Random House, 1972), 5. Subsequent references to this edition will appear in the text.
4
See John Desmond, "Pattern and Vision in Eudora Welty's The Optimist's Daughter", from A Still Moment" Essays on the Art of Eudora Welty, Ed. John Desmond, ( Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow P, 1979), 118.
5
One Writer's Beginnings by Eudora Welty ( Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1984), 14.
6
One Writer's Beginnings, 3.
7
One Writer's Beginnings, 69.
8
Gail Mortimer notices that while Fay may serve as a "foil for the passivity and apparent aloofness of Laurel in the early ports of the novel," her "persistent self-centerodness and insensitivity make a favorable reading of her difficult to sustain." 619n.
9
William Faulkner, Light in August, ( New York: Random House/Vintage Books, 1972), 111.
10
One Writer's Beginnings, 90.
11
One Writer's Beginnings, 90.
12
One Writer's Beginnings, 89.
13
Quoted from One Writer's Beginnings, 103-04.

WORKS CITED

Desmond John F. "Pattern and Vision in The Optimist's Daughter". A Still Moment. Essays on the Art of Eudora Welty. Ed. John Desmond. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1978. 118-38.

Faulkner William. Light in August. New York: Random House/Vintage Books, 1972.

Mortimer Gail. "Image and Myth in Eudora Welty's The Optimist's Daughter". American Literature 62 ( December 1990): 617-33.

Welty Eudora. One Writer's Beginnings. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1984.

____. The Optimist's Daughter. New York: Random House, 1972.

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