Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Eudora Welty

In her essay ''Place in Fiction,'' Eudora Welty speculates that the loss of place might also mean the loss of our ability to respond humanly to anything. She writes: It is only too easy to conceive that a bomb that could destroy all traces of places as we know them, in life and through books, could also destroy all feelings as we know them, so irretrievably and so happily are recognition, memory, history, valor, love, all the instincts of poetry and praise, worship and endeavor, bound up in place.''
Article Where I Ought to Be: A Writer's Sense of Place
By Louise Erdrich