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Prenshaw, Peggy Whitman

Overview
Works: 31 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 7,123 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Fiction  Biography  Pictorial works  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3545.E6, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw
Conversations with Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty ( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Composing selves Southern women and autobiography by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw ( )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Composing Selves, award-winning author Peggy Whitman Prenshaw provides the most comprehensive treatment of autobiographies by women in the American South. This long-anticipated addition to PrenshawÆs study of southern literature spans the twentieth century as she provides an in-depth look at the life-writing of eighteen women authors. Composing Selves travels the wide terrain of female life in the South, analyzing various issues that range from racial consciousness to the deflection of personal achievement. All of the authors presented came of age during the era Prenshaw refers to as the ôl
Women writers of the contemporary South by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the work of Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, Gail Godwin, Beverly Lowry, Shirley Ann Grau, Lisa Alther, Ellen Douglas, Doris Betts, Elizabeth Spencer, Mary Lee Settle, Berry Morgan, Rita Mae Brown, Toni Cade Bambara, Ellen Gilchrist, Lee Smith, Joan Williams, and Bobbie Ann Mason
Eudora Welty : photographs by Eudora Welty ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: The radiant world of Eudora Welty's art is charged by a poignant and familiar beauty, and here in a stunning book of her photographs is a dazzling record of this writer's unique and special vision. It is unusual-remarkable-for a major writer also to be an accomplished photographer. Eudora Welty is one of the very few whose great talent has been expressed in both photographs and fiction. This book brings together in one volume about 250 representative photographs from the few thousand that she took during the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. Although her camera's view finder compresses much, like the frame in which she conceives her fiction, it finds elements that convey her deep compassion and her artist's sensibilities. From the confines of her native Mississippi these photographs unfold the world of Eudora Welty's art, reaching, extending, and exploring. In the Deep South of Depression times, when she began writing, she discovered the place into which she had been born and which would always be her subject. From here, as these photographs show, she approached and risked the outside world. From rural Mississippi to New Orleans, Charleston, New York City, and Yaddo, and then to Ireland, England, and the Continent Welty widened her vision and expanded her art. These photographs reveal that both in her fiction and in the pictures she took it has always been in place, in the special qualities of what is local, that she found her impulse. "I was smitten by the identity of place wherever I was," she said in 1989, "from Mississippi on---I still am." The legions of appreciators of Welty's photographs see in them the feelings and vision that are the hallmarks of her great literary art in such novels as Losing Battles and The Optimist's Daughter, in her memoir One Writer's Beginnings, and in her volumes of short stories. This serves as a definitive book of Welty's photographs, compromising pictures from her personal collection, from the repository of Welty materials at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and from One Time, One Place, an album of her Depression-era photographs published in 1972. Included are Mississippi scenes and people, emblems of folk life, carnival signs and performers, photographs taken in Charleston, New Orleans, Mexico, New York City, Ireland, Paris, Nice, Italy, Wales, and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and a significant group of Welty's portraits of family members and friends
More conversations with Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Spencer by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw ( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eudora Welty, thirteen essays : selected from Eudora Welty, critical essays ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Order and image in the American small town ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conversations with Elizabeth Spencer by Elizabeth Spencer ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sense of place, Mississippi ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of setting in the fiction of Eudora Welty by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw ( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to Eudora Welty's The optimists Daughter by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eudora Welty thirteen essays ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literary conversations series ( )
in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The snare a novel by Elizabeth Spencer ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is well known that New Orleans has its dark underside as well as its glowing visible delights. The journey one intelligent, attractive, but psychically driven girl makes through the city's hidden labyrinth is the element that impels this riveting novel. In crisscrossing the city from the secure world of home in the Garden District to the titillating world of the Vieux Carre, she risks physical and psychological peril. As she explores life on the other side, she becomes engulfed in the vortex of evil. In The Snare one of America's most highly acclaimed fiction writers explores the mystery of place and the mystifying duality of the human wish, with its craving for both dark and light. This is a book for readers of choice writing and for those who seek a way to express and comprehend the ineffable sense of excitement aroused by the sinister, exotic beauty of New Orleans
Contemporary southern writers II ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The past is not dead essays from the Southern quarterly by Douglas B Chambers ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Past Is Not Dead is a collection of twenty-one literary and historical essays that will mark the 50th anniversary of the Southern Quarterly, one of the oldest scholarly journals (founded in 1962) dedicated to southern studies. Like its companion volume, Personal Souths, The Past Is Not Dead features the best of the work published in the journal. Essays represent every decade of the journal's history, from the 1960s to the 2000s. Topics covered range from historical essays on the French and Indian War, the New Deal, and Emmett Till's influence on the Black Panther Party to literary figures
The Small town : order and image ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Education, employment, economic development, and quality of life in Mississippi : report of the 1981 Governor's General Conference on Education by Governor's General Conference on Education ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Spencer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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