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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Bibliographic Details
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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Table of Contents:
  • 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.