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message 1: by Lawyer, Moderator Emeritus "Lawyer Stevens" (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lawyer (goodreadscommm_sullivan) | 2699 comments Mod
Dialogue as a Reflection of Place in THE PONDER HEART., Holland, Robert B., American Literature. Nov63, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p352. 7p. http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail...

Welty's philosophy of friendship: Meanings treasured in The Ponder Heart. Baris, Sharon Deykin, Southern Literary Journal. Spring95, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p43. 19p.

Seeing through Edna Earle: The Ponder Heart as dramatic monologue. Nissen, Axel, Southern Literary Journal. Fall97, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p73. 15p.

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Josh | 184 comments Interesting article that points out some of the links between what was happening in real life rural Mississippi and the book along about the time it was written can be found here: http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwewn/TPH.htm . Also of some interest in this review is how Edna Earl's voice, while somewhat representative of a servant class, is also in part autobiographical for Welty.

message 3: by Franky (last edited Jul 02, 2013 11:00AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Franky | 311 comments Interesting links there. I liked those points about how the dramatic monologue approach to the novel adds to the tradition of oral storytelling.

Thing Two (thingtwo) | 82 comments Here's original review in NYT - Jan. 10, 1954


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Sue | 625 comments Thanks for the articles. I'll have to check PBS to see if The Ponder Heart is still available to view.

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