Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty

Delta WeddingAnother book from Shiny New Books Issue 10 – Delta Wedding (1945) by Eudora Welty. Truth be told, I came away not knowing quite what to make of it. I certainly prefer her novel The Optimist’s Daughter, but I think Delta Wedding is a tour de force of a different variety.

See how I battled to make sense of it over at Shiny New Books

Delta Wedding might win the award for the most beautiful book I’ve read for this issue of Shiny New Books – as an object, I mean, though the term can also apply to the writing. Along with the other new reprints from Apollo (an imprint of Head of Zeus), the paper quality, choice of image, and interesting directional lines on the cover, come together to make a thing of beauty and a joy forever. Luckily the inside of the book lives up to the exterior.

2 thoughts on “Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty

  • July 13, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I just love The Optimist’s Daughter, and I agree that Delta Wedding is harder to like.

    • July 13, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      It’s tricky – cos it’s really good, but I didn’t fall for it in the same way as The Optimist’s Daughter.


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