A Curtain of Green.
Welty, Eudora; Introduction by Katherine Ann Porter.$1,150.00
Item Number: 2816
Garden City: Doubleday, 1941.
First edition. Octavo, original orange cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “To Bobbie Sumner Cutler with many good wishes- and good luck Eudora Welty December, 1941”. In very good condition in a dust jacket with some a chip to the foot of the spine.
Eudora Welty won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize and was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was also the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. A Curtain of Green is her first collection of short stories. In it she examines Mississippi, her state of birth, through the eyes of its inhabitants, and contemplates a realistic view of the extant racial relations. She brings to A Curtain of Green her graceful writing and perspective that sees Mississippi as an often comical world of near magical wonder in its ability to remain mundane in light of its struggles.