Eudora Welty's fiction and photography : the body of the other woman / Harriet Pollack.

Drawing on the context in which the protection of the white female body is linked with guarding the U.S. southern body politic, Harriet Pollack traces a pattern in Eudora Welty's fiction in which a sheltered middle-class daughter is disturbed or delighted by an other-class woman who takes pleas...

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Main Author: Pollack, Harriet, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2016]
Series:New southern studies.
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505 0 |a Preface. On accidental education and reading the body -- Introduction. Written on the symbolic body : reading the pattern of the other woman -- Part One. Understanding the body of the other woman. Other women's bodies in Welty's "Girl stories" : ladies, flashers, and the daring escape of female sheltering -- Welty's photography and the other woman -- Silence, sheltering, and exposure in "Music from Spain" and The bride of the Innisfallen and other stories : Eudora Welty in John Robinson's closet -- Part two. Controversies in Welty criticism : figuring the body. Was Welty a feminist? Wild-haired maternity, the freak body, and comedy -- "Before the indifferent beak could let her drop" : interrogating rape - comic and otherwise - in Welty's fiction -- The body of the other woman and the performance of race : what Welty knew -- Postscript. A last word on continuity and change in Welty's career. 
520 |a Drawing on the context in which the protection of the white female body is linked with guarding the U.S. southern body politic, Harriet Pollack traces a pattern in Eudora Welty's fiction in which a sheltered middle-class daughter is disturbed or delighted by an other-class woman who takes pleasure in "making a spectacle" of her corporeal self. Welty herself seeks a parallel self-exposure both through these stories that pair protected girls with at-risk flashers and through her photography's innovative representations of the black female body. Welty's escape from sheltering continues when, after finding herself in love with a man unwilling to acknowledge his homosexuality and so sharing the silence of his closet, she varies the plot of th eother woman in a series of midcareer fictions. Additionally, Pollack addresses several critical controversies spawned by Welty's handling of other women's bodies. These concern the comic woman writer's relationship to issues of class and feminism, her puzzled-over and sometimes joyful rape plots, and her handling of race in fictions written when her region was immersed in its Jim Crow regulation of the black body. Two special features of the book are its significant reading of sixty-two visual images and its extensive work with Welty's unpublished manuscripts, in particular those begun during the turmoil of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s and continuing through the 1980s. -- from dust jacket. 
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