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Eudora Welty and Surrealism
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Eudora Welty and Surrealism

Stephen M. Fuller

Abstract

This book surveys Eudora Welty’s fiction during the most productive period of her long writing life. It shows how the 1930s witnessed the arrival of surrealism in the United States largely through the products of its visual artists. Welty, a frequent traveler to New York City, where the surrealists exhibited, and a keen reader of magazines and newspapers that disseminated their work, absorbed and unconsciously appropriated surrealism’s perspective in her writing. In fact, the first solo exhibition of her photographs in 1936 took place next door to New York’s premier venue for surrealist art. I ... More

Keywords: Eudora Welty, surrealism, New York, surrealist art, Curtain of Green, Wide Net, Delta Wedding, Golden Apples, figurative literature, parochialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617036736
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617036736.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen M. Fuller, author