Correspondence between Eudora Welty and her agent of three decades, Diarmuid Russell, offers insight to their special relationship, world events, literary trends, and the course of American publishing
From Library Journal
The 30-year literary relationship between Welty and her agent Russell is here chronicled through the use of the letters that frequently passed between the two. The letters reveal an agent who believed in the art and potential of his client and an author who unconditionally trusted the judgment, instincts, and integrity of her agent. Beyond the portrait of an admirable relationship between author and agent, this work provides insight into the publishing world, the early views and prejudices toward short stories and writers from the South, the obstacles to getting published, and the individual struggles and writing habits of Welty. An enjoyable and enlightening contribution to literary history.
-Jeris Cassel, Rutgers Univ. Libs., New Brunswick, N.J.
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