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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Golden Apples
  • Eudora Welty
  • English
  • 04 January 2018
  • 015636090X

The Golden Apples❴Reading❵ ➾ The Golden Apples Author Eudora Welty – Essayreview.co.uk 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 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 The Golden PDF/EPUB ² that a better book about the South one that completely gets the feel of the particular texture of Southern life and its special tone and pattern has ever been written New Yorker.


About the Author: Eudora Welty

Eudora Alice Welty was an award winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South Her book The Optimist s Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in and she was awarded The Golden PDF/EPUB ² the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of AmericaWelty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived a significant portion of her life in the city s Belhaven neighborhood, where her home has been preserved She was educated at the Mississippi State College for Women now called Mississippi University for Women , the University of Wisconsin Madison, and Columbia Business School While at Columbia University, where she was the captain of the women s polo team, Welty was a regular at Romany Marie s caf in During the s, Welty worked as a photographer for the Works Progress Administration, a job that sent her all over the state of Mississippi photographing people from all economic and social classes Collections of her photographs are One Time, One Place and PhotographsWelty s true love was literature, not photography, and she soon devoted her energy to writing fiction Her first short story, Death of a Traveling Salesman, appeared in Her work attracted the attention of Katherine Anne Porter, who became a mentor to her and wrote the foreword to Welty s first collection of short stories, A Curtain of Green, in The book immediately established Welty as one of American literature s leading lights and featured the legendary and oft anthologized stories Why I Live at the PO Petrified Man, and A Worn Path Her novel, The Optimist s Daughter, won the Pulitzer Prize in In , Welty was awarded the Rea Award for the Short Story for her lifetime contributions to the American short story, and was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, founded in In her later life, she lived near Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi, where, despite her fame, she was still a common sight among the people of her hometownEudora Welty died of pneumonia in Jackson, Mississippi, at the age of , and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson Excerpted and adopted from Wikipedia.


10 thoughts on “The Golden Apples

  1. says:

    Morgana, Ms is just like hundreds of small southern towns Everybody knows everybody else, and their business, and everyone feels free to offer an opinion Nothing much happens, except it does children are the same as they have always been and always will be time passes, children grow up, people age and die The beauty of this book is Eudora Welty s prose, her eye for detail, her subtle, sly humor.Little Jenny McLain s lizard earrings How do you get them to stay on your ears You mash d Morgana, Ms is just like hundreds of small southern towns Everybody knows everybody else, and their business, and everyone feels free to offer an opinion Nothing much happens, except it does children are the same as they have always been and always will be time passes, children grow up, people age and die The beauty of this book is Eudora Welty s prose, her eye for detail, her subtle, sly humor.Little Jenny McLain s lizard earrings How do you get them to stay on your ears You mash down on their heads Seven stories of the life and people of Morgana A pleasure to read

  2. says:

    I hope Eudora Welty, who died recently, is not being slowly forgotten, and I hope also she is not slipping into the category of beloved regional author or some such nonsense Welty was a major American writer who wrote some highly challenging artworks This, for my money, is her best book It is of an unusual genre it s not a collection of short stories nor is it a novel It is a unified art work made up of connected stories, or maybe I should say pieces, since some of them aren t really st I hope Eudora Welty, who died recently, is not being slowly forgotten, and I hope also she is not slipping into the category of beloved regional author or some such nonsense Welty was a major American writer who wrote some highly challenging artworks This, for my money, is her best book It is of an unusual genre it s not a collection of short stories nor is it a novel It is a unified art work made up of connected stories, or maybe I should say pieces, since some of them aren t really stories and would make little sense without the whole book surrounding them This book is about some inhabitants of a small town called Morgana, Mississippi it is also about the intense loneliness of the human condition and the stubborn effort to break through the wall between the self and the other It is about how, as Welty said somewhere, we are the breakers of our own hearts Don t be misled by imagining that the most often anthologized Welty stories A Worn Path and Why I Live at the P.O sum up the dimensions of her work They do not Nothing wrong with either one, but those are kind of the beginner s level of Welty s fiction I recommend getting her Collected Stories, which includes The Golden Apples Read the whole thing More on her other stories in a separate entries on the Collected Stories

  3. says:

    What I know for sure about Eudora Welty s short story collection, The Golden Apples, is that each story is filled with symbolism, sexual and mythical, and that the better part of it goes over my head The stories are strange and mystical, while being at the same instant earthy and unpretentious I m pretty sure you could study these stories closely and write a doctoral thesis on them and still not know everything Welty is saying or implying.The collection is built around the poemThe Song ofWhat I know for sure about Eudora Welty s short story collection, The Golden Apples, is that each story is filled with symbolism, sexual and mythical, and that the better part of it goes over my head The stories are strange and mystical, while being at the same instant earthy and unpretentious I m pretty sure you could study these stories closely and write a doctoral thesis on them and still not know everything Welty is saying or implying.The collection is built around the poemThe Song of Wandering Aengusby W B Yeats I went out to the hazel wood,Because a fire was in my head,And cut and peeled a hazel wand,And hooked a berry to a thread And when white moths were on the wing,And moth like stars were flickering out,I dropped the berry in a streamAnd caught a little silver trout When I had laid it on the floorI went to blow the fire aflame,But something rustled on the floor,And some one called me by my name It had become a glimmering girlWith apple blossom in her hairWho called me by my name and ranAnd faded through the brightening air Though I am old with wanderingThrough hollow lands and hilly lands,I will find out where she has gone,And kiss her lips and take her hands And walk among long dappled grass,And pluck till time and times are doneThe silver apples of the moon,The golden apples of the sun.In the poem, the narrator searches for the mythical beauty represented by the girl Welty s characters are searching as well, for beauty, for meaning, for a place to fit, for something greater in life Each story builds upon the last in a cycle of revelations, but little is clearly stated and sometimes the true events and results of one story are not revealed until the next I would like to say I loved this collection, but perhaps I am growing lazy in my old age it just required me to work too hard to get to the meaning and then left me feeling that I had probably missed at least half of it anyway I loved the poem

  4. says:

    3.5 starsI have read Welty before and tried to understand her reasoning and writing In this book of seven short stories it was a much easier job Each of the seven stories or parables were linked together by either a character, a place or a circumstance Southern life is well defined in this book since all stories take place in Morgana Mississippi.Welty s writing is circular and witty, bizarre at times, but illuminating, beautiful depth, captivating, yet spiraling and confusing Her descrip 3.5 starsI have read Welty before and tried to understand her reasoning and writing In this book of seven short stories it was a much easier job Each of the seven stories or parables were linked together by either a character, a place or a circumstance Southern life is well defined in this book since all stories take place in Morgana Mississippi.Welty s writing is circular and witty, bizarre at times, but illuminating, beautiful depth, captivating, yet spiraling and confusing Her description of people is staggering well layered, fully featured, defyingly real She puts you right in the mix of her slow moving southern towns and enigmatic town folk Although I have not fully accepted that I am a fan of Eudora Welty, I will say that this book may be one that should not be left unread

  5. says:

    I think I needed to read this collection of seven linked stories in one go, not to leave days between them when I was not in Eudora Welty s world.Members of the same families in the same small Mississippi town appear in all the stories, sometimes fleetingly, sometimes reappearing after a long absence, never all at the same time, not even when there is a great community gathering, as for a funeral.Welty s writing is poetic, sometimes the language is luminous She was a brilliant photographer of s I think I needed to read this collection of seven linked stories in one go, not to leave days between them when I was not in Eudora Welty s world.Members of the same families in the same small Mississippi town appear in all the stories, sometimes fleetingly, sometimes reappearing after a long absence, never all at the same time, not even when there is a great community gathering, as for a funeral.Welty s writing is poetic, sometimes the language is luminous She was a brilliant photographer of southern life as well as a great US literary figure, and in this work her people, their country and their society come in and out of focus, almost as if she s playing with lenses The stories too are fractured Although they are linked, they don t form one story, but rather a group of scenes taken from different angle, arranged chronologically.The introduction by Paul Binding to this Penguin edition refers to mythological meaning in some of the stories, and Welty herself draws in the myth of Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa in the last pages of the last story I m afraid I didn t, couldn t make these connections as I read, although I am familiar with the myths referred to I ended up feeling baffled by the extended symbolism and almost mystical otherness of some passages To understand Welty better, I would need to read her own writing on writing, and I don t think I m going to do that So I ll just have to accept my failure in comprehension and absorb her atmospheres

  6. says:

    These interconnected stories were just amazing and beautiful.One could just imagine the slow pace of life in the Deep South.A book to take in slowly, the prose is poetic and Welty brings the characters to life.

  7. says:

    The first time I read this book I absolutely hated it Could not STAND it I read it again recently, and whether it be time or age, I found the charm of Welty s writing that I missed the first time around.What Welty does exceptionally well here is capture the feeling of small towns in the South Everyone really DOES know everyone else s business, and lives are inextricably laced in _The Golden Apples_ as they are in real life There are some stories in the book that I adore, and others that I co The first time I read this book I absolutely hated it Could not STAND it I read it again recently, and whether it be time or age, I found the charm of Welty s writing that I missed the first time around.What Welty does exceptionally well here is capture the feeling of small towns in the South Everyone really DOES know everyone else s business, and lives are inextricably laced in _The Golden Apples_ as they are in real life There are some stories in the book that I adore, and others that I could take or leave However, if one were gone, the whole narrative would crumble Welty masterfully strings out information and complicates characters through numerous stories, and I always smiled a bit when I saw an old face pop back up.What I suspect turned me off the first time and complicated my second reading was the INTENSE amount of symbolic value within the narrative itself Everyone stands for SOMETHING outside of themselves, and figuring out how all that fits together is not unlike doing one of those 10,000 piece jigsaw puzzles Welty s delightful prose alleviates some of this, but I can t tell you how many WTF moments I had as I read along I found this frustrating because it interrupted what was otherwise a delightful narrative Also, there are just some characters in the book I m looking at you, King MacLain that I loathed, which always leaves a sour taste in my mouth.It s a shame there s notwork out there on Welty, and I fear that she doesn t have the place in American literature that she deserves There is a TON of stuff floating around in _The Golden Apples_ that just begs to be analyzed

  8. says:

    Eudora Welty s The Golden Apples is in some sense beyond the human mind beyond what fiction addresses Welty s fiction is poetry, but beyond poetry It is complex in not supernatural ways, but maybe in superhuman ways in ways that are real but that are beyond the human mind Virgie, in the collection s closing story, The Wanderers, is a fine example of this She knew that now at the river, where she had been before on moonlit nights in autumn, drunken and sleepless, mist lay on the water and Eudora Welty s The Golden Apples is in some sense beyond the human mind beyond what fiction addresses Welty s fiction is poetry, but beyond poetry It is complex in not supernatural ways, but maybe in superhuman ways in ways that are real but that are beyond the human mind Virgie, in the collection s closing story, The Wanderers, is a fine example of this She knew that now at the river, where she had been before on moonlit nights in autumn, drunken and sleepless, mist lay on the water and filled the trees, and from the eyes to the moon would be a cone, a long silent horn, of white light It was a connection visible as the hair is in air, between the self and the moon, to make the self feel the child, a daughter far, far back Then the water, warmer than the night air or the self that might be suddenly cold, like any other arms, took the body under too, running without visibility into the mouth As she would drift in the river, too alert, too insolent in her heart in those days, the mist might thin momentarily and brilliant jewel eyes would look out from the water line and the bank Sometimes in the weeds a lightning bug would lighten, on and off, on and off, for as long in the night as she was there to see 454 Nothing about the preceding paragraph is beyond reality, but it is indeed beyond normal human consciousness It is like the book s characters are constantly within meditation, absorbing every detail around themselves making even the minuscule visible as the hair is in air Meditation extends well beyond the natural world but to all people in Welty s Morgana, Mississippi from bubbly socialites not quite like Virginia Woolf s Mrs Dalloway to introverted men like Ran MacLain of The Whole World Knows, these characters are subjects of Welty s meditation and are as lovely and clear to her as, in the weeds a lightning bug that would lighten, on and off, on and off, for as long in the night as she was there to see Page numbers are from The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty.

  9. says:

    This book has been an albatross around my neck all freaking summer I found it on a table of free books while out for a walk one day, and I thought, being a writer and a Southerner, perhaps I should read one of the most lauded Southern writers There were a couple chapters of this book that I just loved, where I could see what all the fuss over Eudora Welty was about she paints such a wonderful picture of small town Southern life in the early 20th century that I could almost feel the shimmering This book has been an albatross around my neck all freaking summer I found it on a table of free books while out for a walk one day, and I thought, being a writer and a Southerner, perhaps I should read one of the most lauded Southern writers There were a couple chapters of this book that I just loved, where I could see what all the fuss over Eudora Welty was about she paints such a wonderful picture of small town Southern life in the early 20th century that I could almost feel the shimmering heat of Morgana, Mississippi Or maybe that was just the heat of early 21st century Washington, D.C right outside my door Unfortunately, I hated most of the rest of the book some chapters relied too much on stream of consciousness narration for my taste, and it bounced around so much that I felt I never really got to know any of the inhabitants of Morgana I m glad I finally got to see what s so great or not so great about Eudora Welty, but it ll probably be a while before I m brave enough to pick up another one of her books

  10. says:

    One of the most amazing, beautiful, and striking series of short stories I ve ever read The characters are so layered and messy and complicated They become real people by the time you reach the end and you re left grieving for some and relieved and happy for others The last of the stories is particularly beautiful and won t ever be forgotten.

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