All Hope Abandon Here: A Personal Encounter with “Where Is the Voice Coming From?”

Posted On September 26, 2016
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By Robert M. Brennan, Georgia State University Alumnus Eudora Welty’s tightly knit short story “Where Is the Voice Coming From?” is a complexity of irony, metaphor, anger and place. The story is ironic because of the assassination committed by a nameless murderer in Thermopylae, Mississippi, a town named for the Battle of Thermopylae in which… more »

Illustration for Welty’s Unpublished Review of William Faulkner’s Sanctuary

Posted On September 26, 2016
Categories News & Notes

In Eudora Welty’s reading notes, she described Sanctuary’s Temple Drake “as a recognizable human being. Indeed she is a familiar type—a spoiled, headstrong, reckless, provocative, empty-headed little Ole Miss co-ed of the 1920’s, bent only on getting her way” (qtd. in McHaney 38). Welty seems to have imagined Temple just as Faulkner had drawn such… more »

Welty’s “Window Shopping” Used as Cover Art for Coste Lewis’s Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems

By Mostafa Jalal, Georgia State University Eudora Welty’s photograph “Window Shopping,” which depicts a young black woman looking into a store’s window in Granada, Mississippi, adorns the cover of a recent book of poems by Robin Coste Lewis’s Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems (2015). In the photograph, the woman is clothed in… more »