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  •  Thanks for a great diary! (1+ / 0-)
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    Limelite

    You do such a great job of putting down the nitty gritty important points and filling me up with details so I feel full and enriched.  

    I like Eudora Welty's stories very much.

    Her book Losing Battles is hilarious!!  It is one of hers that is rarely mentioned, but I loved it. It is about an ancient lady having a birthday party, a little girl, a teacher lady whose husband has been in jail, a rickety school bus and a railroad track at the bottom of a hill.

    I was outraged, engaged, scared and laughed myself sick all at the same time when I read it.  Only Eudora could do this, IMO.  :)

    (I wrote this a lot earlier and then got caught by the work ct was doing)

    "Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you. They are unique manifestations of the human spirit." Wade Davis

    by cfk on Mon Nov 20, 2006 at 10:57:56 PM PST

    •  Welty, Ford, Southern Writers in General (1+ / 0-)
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      cfk

      are so able at giving the reader strong, often quirky, characters who possess wit.  And if the characters themselves aren't funny, then the "observational eye" of the writer tells the story in such a way that I always laugh.

      Welty's "Why I Live at the P. O." is one of the funniest stories I know.

      They burn our children in their wars and grow rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

      by Limelite on Tue Nov 21, 2006 at 10:25:38 AM PST

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