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The Past Is Not DeadEssays from the Southern Quarterly$
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Douglas B. Chambers and Kenneth Watson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617033032

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.001.0001

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On Welty’s Use of Allusion

On Welty’s Use of Allusion

Expectations and Their Revision in “The Wide Net,” The Robber Bridegroom, and “At The Landing”

(p.182) (p.183) On Welty’s Use of Allusion
The Past Is Not Dead

Harriet Pollack

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter explores Eudora Welty’s use of allusions in her work. It first maps out the process characteristically initiated by Welty’s allusions, and then examines the specific uses she makes of that process in three allusive fictions: “The Wide Net,” The Robber Bridegroom, and its story double, “At The Landing”.

Keywords:   Eudora Welty, allusions, The Wide Net, The Robber Bridegroom, At The Landing

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