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McHaney, Pearl Amelia

Works: 13 works in 44 publications in 2 languages and 3,253 library holdings
Genres: Reviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3545.E6, 028.1
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Most widely held works by Pearl Amelia McHaney
A writer's eye collected book reviews by Eudora Welty ( )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although she is eminent primarily as the prize-winning author of classic works of fiction, Eudora Welty is notable also as an astute literary critic. Her essays on the art of fiction and on the writers who enlarged the range of the short story and the novel are definitive pieces. Her distinguished book reviews, along with her critical essays, augment her reputation for being one of the most discerning author-critics in literary America. This collection of her book reviews manifests the connecting of her penetrating eye with her responsive intellect in forming sympathetic judgments of the books she reviewed. Between 1942 and 1984 Welty wrote sixty-seven reviews of seventy-four books. Fifty-eight of these appeared in the New York Times Book Review, and others in the Saturday Review of Literature, Tomorrow, the Hudson Review, the New York Post, and the Sewanee Review. The reviewed books include novels, short story collections, books of essays, biographies and memoirs, books of letters, children's books, books of ghost stories, photography books, books of literary criticism, and books of World War II art. Over nearly half a century she reviewed books by some of the foremost authors of her time - Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, V.S. Pritchett, Colette, Isak Dinesen, E.B. White, E.M. Forster, J.D. Salinger, Ross Macdonald, Patrick White, S.J. Perelman, Annie Dillard, Elizabeth Bowen, and Katherine Anne Porter. A Writer's Eye includes all of Welty's book reviews, even one published in the New York Times Book Review under the pseudonym "Michael Ravenna." Sixteen of the reviews were collected previously in Welty's The Eye of the Story (1978). In this collection Pearl Amelia McHaney's introduction records the history of Welty's career in book reviewing and illuminates the honesty and compassion with which Welty wrote reviews. Welty's keen vision, her wit, and her refined style make these "monuments to interruption," a phrase she wrote in description of Virginia Woolf's essays and reviews, an important record of her literary standards and special interests. They show as well how book reviewing consumed a large measure of creative time that she customarily devoted to fiction writing. Placed beside her authoritative critical essays, this volume enhances Welty's considerable literary stature and completes the image of Eudora Welty as a consummate woman of letters
Eudora Welty as photographer by Eudora Welty ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A centennial consideration of the great author's vision as expressed in her renowned photography, these forty-three photographs, taken in the 1930s and 1940s with three different cameras, illustrate both the formal and narrative skills of framing the world as only a great short story writer could. They show Eudora Welty (1909-2001) ardently pursuing an audience and honing her technique as she worked behind the lens. Considering light, design, texture, framing, and perspective, she experimented with composition. She tried different films, papers, and exposures, took shots from various angles and distances, and cropped and enlarged photographs in her kitchen darkroom. Then she waited until morning to discover what had been revealed. Paramount in this work are the photographs themselves. Only nine have been published previously. The accompanying essays describe Welty's developing aesthetic and her representations of the world as illustrated by the photographs. Welty took photographs of people, animals, patterns, shadows, and structures--natural and man-made--in Mississippi, Louisiana, New York, and North Carolina. The photographs are paired to contrast and complement, to surprise and suggest, and to please and provoke
Occasions : selected writings by Eudora Welty ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays, tributes, stories, reviews, comments, parodies and even a recipe by Eudora Welty
Eudora Welty : writers' reflections upon first reading Welty ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Simply put, Eudora Welty is the greatest living writer of Southern fiction. On the occasion of her ninetieth birthday, many important writers have come together to offer their deeply personal tributes in honor of her importance as the "first lady of American letters.""--Jacket
Eudora Welty : the contemporary reviews by Pearl Amelia McHaney ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eudora Welty's writing and photography were the subject of more than one thousand reviews, of which over two hundred are collected here. The reviews selected for reprinting here represent the diversity of Welty's reception and assessment and the nuances of Welty's much admired but challenging style
The road to West 43rd Street by Nash K Burger ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By 1945 Burger joined a few other distinguished Mississippians, such as Turner Catledge, at the New York Times, and in the stream of years that followed he reviewed more than 1,300 books. From his earliest days Burger was a reader and a writer. Instinctively drawn to books, he moved on to editing. From his position at the Book Review he wrote frequently but not exclusively on his favorite subjects - the Civil War, religion, and the literature of the American South
Eudora Welty centennial ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The monster upon the bank : Eudora Welty's book reviews and major essays by Pearl Amelia McHaney ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tyrannous eye : Eudora Welty's nonfiction and photography by Pearl Amelia McHaney ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Tyrannous Eye: Eudora Welty's Nonfiction and Photographs is the first book-length study of Eudora Welty's full range of achievements in nonfiction and photography. A preeminent Welty scholar, Pearl Amelia McHaney offers clear-eyed and complex assessments of Welty's journalism, book reviews, letters, essays, autobiography, and photographs. Each chapter focuses on one genre, filling in gaps left by previous books. With keen skills of observation, finely tuned senses, intellect, wit, awareness of audience, and modesty, Welty applied her genius in all that she did, holding a tough line on truth, breaking through "the veil of indifference to each other's presence, each other's wonder, each other's plight."McHaney's study brings critical attention to the under-evaluated genres of Welty's work and discusses the purposeful use of arguments, examples, and styles, demonstrating that Welty pursued her craft to a high standard across genres with a greater awareness of context than she admitted in her numerous interviews. Welty consistently dared new styles, new audiences, and new publishing venues in order to express her ideas to their fullest, always with readers in mind. It is "serious daring," as she wrote in One Writer's Beginnings, that makes for great writing. In "Place in Fiction," Welty asks, "How can you go out on a limb if you do not know your own tree? No art ever came out of not risking your neck. And risk--experiment--is a considerable part of the joy of doing.""--
A Eudora Welty checklist, 1973-1986 by Pearl Amelia McHaney ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The worldwide face of Southern literature ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tennessee Williams by Pearl Amelia McHaney ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Vers une reconfiguration de la littérature du sud Nord-américain l'exemple de l'intégration des auteurs d'origine latina by Yohann Brultey ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Through a macro and micro analysis of texts dominated by the English language, this research aims at showing the contribution made to the U.S. South and its literature by Southern writers of latino origins, in order to demonstrate their integration in the regional literary landscape, with a literature heavily sensitive to questions of borders, multiculturalism and languages interactions. Through the analysis of the confluence and/or divergence between writing modes and literary topos in the works of writers drawing their origins from bordering Spanish-speaking countries and writing in English, allied to the use of postcolonial theories and contemporary literary criticism, it seems sensible to outline the directions taken by the new Southern literature. This work allows the putting forward of the emergence of the remapping of a South now defined by its inclusive and polyphonic status, at least in literary works, as opposed to a South usually seen as dominated by the U.S. and structured around essentialized historical, cultural, and identity markers
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