All Literature Is Local
Novelists ought to keep "a private address," in Eudora Welty's famous construction, but one critic believes too many writers are ignoring the advice.
The source: “Keeping a Private Address” by Gregory Wolfe, in Image, Fall 2006.
In a famous essay titled “Must the Novelist Crusade?” Eudora Welty wrote that “fiction has, and must keep, a private address.” Life is lived in a private place, she said, and meaning exists only in the mind and in the heart.
Gregory Wolfe, the publisher and editor of Image...