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Thursday, August 04, 2005

When Welty Cried Woolf

Susan Marrs, Eudora Welty's friend, tells all:

"Disenchanted by life in Jackson and struggling to harness her own voice as a writer, Eudora Welty found confidence and possibility between the pages of a Virginia Woolf novel. At the time, Welty was 22 years old and not yet published, but her words seemed to pour out. 'It is better to have read To the Lighthouse than to have written any other book, or, almost, to have lived any given life,' Welty said in a letter she sent to the English novelist. 'It was light under a door I shall never open.' "


  • What a beautiful, beautiful quote about To the Lighthouse! I've never been a big fan of Welty (admittedly I haven't read that much of her - just the short stories mostly) but I love her for putting this so precisely. Come back, Eudora, all is forgiven.

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