Review: I picked this up at a book sale for cheap, mostly because the forward is by Katherine Anne Porter. I also read Welty is considered one of the great Southern short story writers. I enjoy short stories, and since this contains two complete collections, I thought it was worth the pennies. Now, as for her stories. First, they are distinctly Southern, and distinctly pre-Martin Luther. Originally published in 1936, her attitudes towards blacks is typical of the deep south during the early part of the 1900s. She uses the word nigger* quite a bit, often in a disparaging manor and her portrayal of blacks feels like a caricature and a farce.
Awards: Several regional awards
Date Finished: 3-29-2011