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Marrs, Suzanne

Works: 12 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 5,278 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Catalogs  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3545.E6, B
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Most widely held works by Suzanne Marrs
Eudora Welty : a biography by Suzanne Marrs ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the American writer's life and achievements traces her origins in Jackson, Mississippi, her relationships with such contemporaries as Katherine Anne Porter and E.M. Forster, and her receipt of numerous literary awards
The Welty collection a guide to the Eudora Welty manuscripts and documents at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History by Suzanne Marrs ( )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One writer's imagination : the fiction of Eudora Welty by Suzanne Marrs ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: In One Writer's Imagination, Suzanne Marrs draws upon nearly twenty years of conversations, interviews, and friendship with Eudora Welty to discuss the intersections between biography and art in the Pulitzer Prize winner's work. Through an engaging chronological and comprehensive reading of the Welty canon, Marrs describes the ways Welty's creative process transformed and transfigured fact to serve the purposes of fiction. She points to the sparks that lit Welty's imagination-an imagination that thrived on polarities in her personal life and in society at large. Marrs offers new evidence of the role Welty's mother, circle of friends, and community played in her development as a writer and analyzes the manner in which her most heartfelt relationships-including her romance with John Robinson-inform her work. She charts the profound and often subtle ways Welty's fiction responded to the crucial historical episodes of her time-notably the Great Depression, World War II, and the civil rights movement-and the writer's personal reactions to war, racism, poverty, and the political issues of her day. In doing so, Marrs proves Welty to be a much more political artist than has been conventionally thought. Scrutinizing drafts of Welty's work, Marrs reveals an evolving pattern of revision increasingly significant to the author's thematic concerns and precision of style. Welty's achievement, Marrs explains, confirms theories of creativity even as it transcends them, remaining in its origins somewhat mysterious. Marrs's relationship to Eudora Welty as a friend, scholar, and archivist-with access to private papers and restricted correspondence-makes her a unique authority on Welty's forty-year career. The eclectic approach of her study speaks to the exhilarating power of imagination Welty so thoroughly enjoyed in the act of writing
Eudora Welty and politics : did the writer crusade? ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of complementary and interrelated essays by ten well-known Welty critics brings clarification to the controversial subject of Eudora Welty and the political. As the essays prove, Welty has been inaccurately assessed by critics from Diana Trilling in the Nation (1943) to Claudia Roth Pierpont in the New Yorker (1998) as a writer who avoids political, historical, or cultural engagement in her fiction. The better question these essayists explore is not whether but how Welty's work is to be understood as political. Harriet Pollack, Suzanne Marrs, Peggy Prenshaw, Noel Polk, Suzan Harrison, Ann Romines, Rebecca Mark, Barbara Ladd, Sharon Baris, and Daniele Pitavy-Souques place Welty's seeming rejection of the political in her 1961 essay "Must the Novelist Crusade?" into the cultural and historical context of 1940-1960. Welty, though she repudiated the concept of fiction as editorial, wrote stories that were inherently and unavoidably political. As the only living author to be reedited by the Library of America in its great American writers series, Eudora Welty deserves a sound appreciation of her complex oeuvre. Eudora Welty and politics provides just that, approaching Welty's work from an all-new point of view
What there is to say we have said : the correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell by Eudora Welty ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the celebrated literary friendship through their personal letters to each other, a correspondence that reflected their worries, literary opinions, and major events, while offering insight into their relationships with their contemporaries
What there is to say we have said : the collected correspondence between Eudora Welty and William Maxwell by Eudora Welty ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For more than 50 years, admired writers Eudora Welty and William Maxwell penned letters to each other. Living half a continent apart, their friendship was nourished and maintained by their correspondence. This edition bears witness to Welty and Maxwell's editorial relationships--both in his capacity as "New Yorker" editor and in their collegial back-and-forth on their work
Ralph Waldo Emerson and the eighteenth-century English moralists by Suzanne Marrs ( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Passionate observer Eudora Welty among artists of the thirties : [exhibition, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, April 6-June 30, 2002] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My friend Tom the poet-playwright Tennessee Williams by William Jay Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A close friend of Tennessee Williams during his early years as a writer gives an account of the literary great's early career, critiques his work, and reflects on the later, more successful time of Williams' life
Eudora Welty a biography by Suzanne Marrs ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
First published in the 1940s, [Eudora Welty] introduced a genuinely original voice and launched a career that over the decades would include novels, novellas, reviews, and essays and would culminate in a 1984 memoir.... By the time of her death, Welty had been given nearly every literary award it is possible to receive... The Welty who emerges in this ... biography ... is an account not of a sequestered spinster from Jackson, Mississippi, but of an inveterate traveler and a shrewd observer of her times. -Dust jacket
The 22nd annual Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival by Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The making of "Losing Battles" : Judge Moody transformed by Suzanne Marrs ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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