We will read two critically acclaimed short novels by Eudora Welty: Delta Wedding about a wedding in a Mississippi Delta family in the 1920s and The Optimist's Daughter, her Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a dying father and his daughter. We will supplement our readings with biographical, historical and literary articles. Class time will feature group discussion. Required texts: Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty and The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty; available separately and both are included in Eudora Welty: Complete Novels, editors Richard Ford and Michael Kreyling, ISBN-13: 978-1883011543.
After earning her doctorate in English literature, Ronna Bloom (firstname.lastname@example.org) taught in Denver for many years. Returning to her Southern roots, she now makes her home in Asheville. Ronna’s love of literature has never wavered.