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Weston, Ruth D. 1934-

Works: 5 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 2,573 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3545.E6, 813.52
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Barry Hannah, postmodern romantic by Ruth D Weston( file )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,893 libraries worldwide
Mississippi writer Barry Hannah has published, over twenty-five years, eleven books of fiction of such complexity, verve, and linguistic virtuosity that the time for extensive critical attention and celebration has unquestionably arrived. Ruth Weston, an appreciative reader and a stellar scholar, shares her understanding and explications of this important contemporary southern storyteller in a thematic tour of his complete works
Gothic traditions and narrative techniques in the fiction of Eudora Welty by Ruth D Weston( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
In this study, Ruth D. Weston probes the whole of Eudora Welty's work to reveal the writer's close relationship to the gothic tradition. Specifically, Weston shows how Welty employs the theme of enclosure and escape and settings that convey a sense of mystery - gothic adaptations both - to create certain narrative techniques in her fiction. In addition to examining the texts themselves, Weston draws on Welty's critical and theoretical writings and her letters and other materials in archival collections. She also gleans insights from the work of contemporary narrative theorists, feminist critics, and recent commentators on the Gothic. In the course of her presentation, she offers some excellent new assessments of Welty's relation to the "female Gothic" and the "Southern Gothic" and to William Faulkner and Jane Austen. This book is one of the most informed studies to date of Welty's relation to the literary mainstream of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Welty scholars as well as general readers of American and southern literature will gain a deep appreciation for Welty's imaginative and original response to the Gothic literary tradition
Special issue, Barry Hannah ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Eudora Welty as a Resource for the Writing Classroom by Ruth D Weston( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In addition to her work as novelist and critic, Eudora Welty is also a valuable resource for the teaching of composition, particularly through both her theory and example, for she is always writing about writing. Many of Welty's essays on literary theory speak to problems encountered in the college writing class. Perhaps the most accessible text for demonstrating Welty as a writing teacher is her autobiography "One Writer's Beginnings," in which each section deals with a problem basic to all writing and lends itself to student writing experience. In the first section, entitled "Listening," Welty's dynamic and expressive verbs and adjectives are the basis for an exercise in diction. Classroom assignments emphasizing concrete, concise language and character analysis grow out of this section when used in conjunction with the Welty essay entitled "Clamorous to Learn." Also, Welty's own readings of writers she admires give insights into creative listening, helping students make meaning emerge from texts before responding in their own writing. In the section entitled "Learning To See," Welty's text provides a model of her visual imagination as well as evidence of her belief in the importance of what she calls writing with an "eye for the telling detail." The last section, "Finding a Voice," addresses the techniques of focusing, illustrated in one of her early stories. It includes a discussion of a writer's efforts at achieving distance, perspective, and frame of vision. (An appendix contains student writing assignments for "Finding a Voice.") (Keh)
Barry Hannah, Postmodern Romantic (Southern literary studies) by Ruth D Weston( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Alternative Names
Weston, Ruth 1934-
English (18)
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