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By Sally Wolff

ISBN-10: 0807158275

ISBN-13: 9780807158272

From the heartbroken protagonist she depicted in her first released tale, "Death of a touring Salesman," to the reflective widow she defined in her final novel, The Optimist's Daughter, Eudora Welty wrote realistically in regards to the shadows and radiance of affection. In a meticulous exploration of this subject matter, Sally Wolff combines new readings of Welty's fiction with contextual info and historical past drawn from a nineteen-year friendship with Welty.

A universal snapshot in a lot of Welty's fiction, the rose has generally symbolized love in literature. Wolff argues that the darkish rose-from the peak of its brilliance to the top of its life-serves as an apt metaphor for the dichotomies Welty offers, both suggestive of good looks and unhappiness, in addition to the comedian, tragic, and mysterious traits of affection. whereas a few of Welty's characters look autobiographical-a daughter remembering her mom and dad' marriage or a broodingly hopeful member of a giant kin wedding-at occasions Welty analyzes from a distance the dynamics of winning and afflicted loving relationships. even though Welty skilled love numerous instances in the course of her existence, she by no means married, and Wolff argues that this vantage aspect allowed Welty to put in writing from an target point of view in her fiction in regards to the diverse dimensions of affection.

A darkish Rose explores numerous texts to envision Welty's nuanced and complicated portrayals of affection. although love in Welty's fiction fails, wears skinny, or even faces death-it is still an important strength in her characters' lives.

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