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Title: Freeze-Frame: Time And Vision In Three Early Welty Stories
Author: Coots, Barbara L
Abstract: Eudora Welty's early short stories provide a fitting career transition from photographer to writer. In particular, her creative figuration of time--enriched by her employment of photographic vision--graces her earliest collection, <em>A Curtain of Green.</em> In this paper, I apply a critical approach based on the narrative theory of time by Paul Ricoeur to discover meaning in three of those stories: "A Curtain of Green," "The Key," and "A Memory." Using Ricoeur's proposition of three mimetic stages--prefiguration, configuration, and refiguration--and taking the liberty to peer through the camera lens, I identify a unifying theme of feminine emergence that finds its definition within Welty's stop-action narrative style.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10106/640
Date: 2007-10-08
External Link: https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1861

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