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Author Cole, Susan Letzler, 1940- author.

Title Serious daring : the fiction and photography of Eudora Welty and Rosamond Purcell / Susan Letzler Cole.

Publication Info. Fayetteville : The University of Arkansas Press, 2016.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.52 C676s 2016    ---  Available
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Description xviii, 142 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Summary Serious Daring is the story of the complementary journeys of two American women artists, celebrated fiction writer Eudora Welty and internationally acclaimed photographer Rosamond Purcell, each of whom initially practiced, but then turned from, the art form ultimately pursued by the other. For both Welty and Purcell, the art realized is full of the art seemingly abandoned. Welty's short stories and novels use images of photographs, photographers, and photography. Purcell photographed books, texts, and writing. Both women make compelling art out of the seeming tension between literary and visual cultures. Purcell wrote a memoir in which photographs became endnotes. Welty re-emerged as a photographer through the publication of four volumes of what she called her "snapshots," magnificent black-and-white photographs of small-town Mississippi and New York City life. Serious Daring is a fascinating look at how the road not taken can stubbornly accompany the chosen path, how what is seemingly left behind can become a haunting and vital presence in life and art.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-142).
Contents 1. Eudora Welty: Nine Photographs of Talking -- 2. Photography in Fiction -- 3. The Visualizing Mind -- 4. Doubling -- 5. Reverberations -- 6. Rosamond Wolff Purcell: Beginnings -- 7. Alchemy -- 8. Double Vision -- 9. Foraging and Reconfiguring -- 10. Images Rich and Strange -- 11. Wonder.
Subject Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff -- Criticism and interpretation.
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff. (OCoLC)fst00073960
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001. (OCoLC)fst00033436
Photography, Artistic -- History.
Literature and photography.
Literature and photography. (OCoLC)fst01000089
Photography, Artistic. (OCoLC)fst01061964
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Fiction and photography of Eudora Welty and Rosamond Purcell
ISBN 9781682260111
9781610755955 (ebook)
Sudoc No. HI.F 3/178-8:S 47/2016 ardocs

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