UPM has two new books, Eudora Welty as Photographer and Occasions: Selected Writings to commemorate her centennial birth year.
On Occasions Banks notes:
The essays offer up a wry and knowing side of Welty’s writing, one that puts a small dent in the simplistic but pervasive view of her as a quaintly sheltered mascot of relatively genteel southern writing and something like what Claudia Roth Pierpont once called “a kind of Eleanor Roosevelt of literature.”
[this book] continues the argument McHaney has made previously for seeing the author’s work behind the camera not merely as a propaedeutic incitement for writing but as a career path that she might have pursued but for the good fortune she found in getting her writing published.
Both books were edited by Pearl McHaney and are now available from UPM.