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ISBN:0679728821
Author: Eudora Welty
ISBN13: 978-0679728825
Title: Losing Battles
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Vintage; Reissue edition (August 11, 1990)
Pages: 448

Losing Battles by Eudora Welty



The Robber Bridegroom. Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, In. New York, and in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally published by Random House, In. in April 1970. Welty, Eudora, 1909-.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52. When I came home to practice, and pretty soon was made district attorney, she climbed the stairs to my office one day to say she was proud of me. She was claiming you, said Miss Lexie. He don’t know her the way we did, said Aunt Birdie.

Losing Battles (1990). About book: Yep, that’s that Yazoo clay. Southerner’s simple explanation of the common destruction caused by the continual movement of Mississippi’s soil. If you weren’t from ‘these parts’ and did not understand why a house leaned or a pool held no water, you might also have difficulty with Eudora Welty’s Losing Battles.

Published in 1970, "Losing Battles" was the fourth of Eudora Welty's (1909 - 2001) five novels and her first since 1954. Welty worked on and off again on this novel for fifteen years, with long periods of inactivity to care for her mother and brothers. Unlike her other novels, "Losing Battles" is lengthy. Portions of this book drag, although Welty was right to insist on her text without large cuts. Some of the stories lack the subtlety and shades of meaning of Welty's other novels. But the book is easier to read than most of Welty's shorter novels.

Eudora Welty, April 13, 1909 - July 23, 2001 One of the most admired American writers, Eudora Welty has steadily gone on writing short stories and novels that are entirely original, sometimes melodramatic, occasionally fantastic, and often concerned with psychological aberration. She has a fine ear for dialogue and a sense of style that elevates her fiction above the ordinary. With Losing Battles (1970), Welty deals again with the complexities of a large family gathering. The Optimist's Daughter (1972) is the story of tangled relationships between a 71-year-old judge undergoing a critical eye operation in a New Orleans hospital, his daughter, a withdrawn widow summoned from Chicago, and the judge's second wife of "coarse breeding," younger than his daughter. Howard Moss called the book "a miracle of compression. The best book Eudora Welty has ever written" (.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Three generations of Granny Vaughn's descendants gather at her Mississippi home to celebrate her 90th birthday. Possessed of the true storyteller's gift.

Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001) was an American short story writer and novelist who wrote about the American South. Her novel The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America.

Eudora Welty: Losing Battles. If there were any a doubt, this novel shows that Eudora Welty’s forte is as a short story writer. Though there is a plot to this novel – who are Gloria’s parents? what will happen to Judge and Mrs. Moody? what will happen to Jack Renfro and his family? – the plot, as in most of the best novels, is relatively unimportant. It is Granny Vaughn’s 90th birthday in Banner, Mississippi in the 1930s and the whole clan is gathering to celebrate

Book summary: Losing Battles. 1970 by eudora welty. On the hot, dry first Sunday of August, three generations of Granny Vaughn’s descendants gather at her home in the little town of Banner, Mississippi, to celebrate her ninetieth birthday. The celebrations take only two days, but many members of the family are great storytellers, and when they get together, the temptation is irresistible-a device that enables Eudora Welty to take the reader back into the lost battles of the past, capturing different tones of voice and ways of thinking. Back to biography of Eudora Welty

Losing Battles (1970). Publisher: Cambridge University Press.

Three generations of Granny Vaughn's descendants gather at her Mississippi home to celebrate her 90th birthday. Possessed of the true storyteller's gift, the members of this clan cannot resist the temptation to swap tales.
Reviews: 7
skyjettttt
"Losing Battles" is a story composed of rapidly paced, ever shifting dialogue among a family in the American South. There are many characters and they make constant use of local colloquialisms. I sort of need a program or "scorecard" to tell who is who. The talent, humor, and artistry of the author is evident. But the conversations never seem to end and the book just goes on and on without a real story line. I feel like the book would have made up one or more really good short stories.

I want so much to like the writing of Eudora Welty. I have read all of her short stories. I have read "Delta Wedding", "The Robber Bridegroom", "The Ponder Heart" and now "Losing Battles". I am afraid I am the one losing the battle. As I will describe below, I really like what I know of Eudora Welty as a person and I really want to like her work.

I really liked her earliest short stories. The ones I am referring to are in a collection, "A Curtain of Green and Other Stories". They are really enjoyable writings of the Southern tradition. She also wrote a later story about a civil rights assassination called "Where Is The Voice Coming From?" that I felt was very poignant and heartfelt. I also enjoyed very much "The Ponder Heart". "Delta Wedding" was OK, but just sort of ambles along, like I imagine a hot slow moving summer day in the old south.

However, Miss Welty writes a lot of very artistic works that I really struggle with. She writes stories that are like adult fairy tales. They are very classy and very artistic, but I just can't get into the flow of them.

I have read a really informative biography of Eudora Welty authored by Suzanne Marrs. It is also not always an easy read, but it is very informative and well documented. Suzanne Marrs really made me feel like I know, like, and respect Eudor Welty so much. That is why I want to like her work. After having read the biography, I came to realize that a great deal of Miss Welty's work is semi autobigraphical. That knowledge has really added color to this reading experience.

I have found reading this novel to be a lot of work, requiring my full concentration and I can only read a little bit at a time. I have to mix it in with other reading. I wish it were otherwise. Sigh...
MEGA FREEDY
I read this novel years ago. I bought this copy to re-read it. It is one of my all time favorite novels
Andronrad
It is hard not to fall in love with Welty's prose at first word --- this one however is bit too insular, familial.
It takes a very long time for the story to find its pace and the people are at a distance for too long
furious ox
Welty recalls the writings of Thomas Hardy with her command of the English language, your utilization of adjectives and application of metaphors. A writer too often overlooked by contemporary readers, she along with McCullers and a handful of others represent the high qualities of Southern artists usually only associated with their colleagues such as William Faulkner and Robert Penn Warren.
Fenrinos
In addition to Middlemarch, Dostoyevski, Tolstoy,Donna Tart (and a few others not at this moment coming to mind): my favorite book in the world.
Kirizius
Great!
TheJonnyTest
Have been looking for a 1st edition to this book for quite some time. Read it years ago and wanted a copy. Very pleased!!
awful, could not finish