The Golden Apples Author:Eudora Welty Welty is on home ground in the state of Mississippi in this collection of seven stories. She portrays the MacLains, the Starks, the Moodys, and other families of the fictitious town of Morgana. ?I doubt that a better book about ?the South?-one that more completely gets the feel of the particular texture of Southern life and its special tone and ... more »pattern-has ever been written? (New Yorker).
This 1949 collection of Eudora Welty's short stories all take place over the course of some 40 years in Morgana, a fictitious Mississippi town. Characters come and go, and their town becomes a vital, living entity as Welty traces the connections between them, examining the traditions and eccentricities as well as the warmth and humor of small-town Southern life.
Shower of Gold
The Whole World Knows
Music From Spain
"The style is so idiomatic you can hear the drawl; the atmosphere, hot, brooding, and peculiarly Southern, is conveyed by the sensuous details and by the feminine divination of character." --Atlantic Monthly - Edward Weeks (09/19/1949)
"Miss Welty is a happy writer: happy in being utterly familiar with her material, in having great quantities of it at her disposal, and especially happy, even triumphant, in her mastery of selection and presentation." --New York Times - Francis Steegmuller (04/21/1049)
"Miss Welty's art is strong enough to bring her community together and leave it with a hold on you." --Weeks
"In the field of modern American writing, Eudora Welty's name bears the hallmark of greatness." --Weeks
"I doubt that a better book about 'the South'--one that more completely gets the feel of the particular texture of Southern life, and its special tone and pattern--has ever been written." --Steegmuller« less