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Bride Of Innisfallen & Other Stories

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This collection combines stories set in Welty's special province, the rural South, with stories having a European locale. This gives a wider range to her fiction and demonstrates the remarkable talent of one of the finest short-story writers of our time. "Humorous, piquant, graceful" (Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Sewanee Review).
Paperback, 216 pages
Published March 15th 1972 by Mariner Books (first published June 15th 1955)
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Stephanie Ricker
Oct 06, 2013 rated it liked it
I didn’t think I’d read the title story (I don’t remember doing so, anyway), but I think I must have, because I remembered a line word for word when I ran across it again. A woman is carrying a baby past a train window: ”It was a red-haired boy with queenly jowls, squinting in at the world as if to say, ‘Will what has just been said be very kindly repeated?’ ” I love Welty’s talent for description such as that. In terms of plot, some of the stories are a little lackluster, but it doesn’t even re ...more
Jeff
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a strong collection of stories by Welty. They tend to be a bit longer than her traditional stories but suffer no harm from it. Not every story is perfect, but some show the author's great gift for time and place.

No Place For You, My Love owns the book. A story about a man who, having just met a woman at a restaurant, takes this woman, this married woman, on a trip down the highway as far as you can go. Beyond New Orleans they go, until they reach the veritable end of the road and the be
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Welty, Eudora
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

In compilation only.

1) No Place for You, My Love
2) The Burning
3) The Bride of the Innisfallen
4) Ladies in Spring
5) Circe
6) Kin
7) Going to Naples
Terry
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this collection is my favorite!!!!! Loved The Burning--wow!
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Oct 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shortstories
Quite liked it at start and for most of the stories. Didn't really get into the last story-long one- "Going to Naples."
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Eudora Alice Welty was an award-winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South. Her book The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 and she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America.

Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived a sig
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