Issue 41, Fall 2001

Issue 41, Fall 2001

The Hidden South

“When Eudora Welty composed a story, she pinned the sheets of paper together! I have an image of her with pins bristling from her mouth as, like a dressmaker working from a paper pattern, she tacked her frill-free paragraphs together, patiently tailoring the prose to fit the oddly shaped reality.” — John Updike

John Updike, Bobbie Ann Mason, X.J. Kennedy, and others remember Eudora Welty. Essays by Paul Reyes, Donna Tartt, Jacob Levenson, and more. Fiction by John McManus. An interview with Barry Hannah.

Other contributors include Bill Belleville, Eric Ormsby, Hal Crowther, David Bottoms, and more.


Columns & Departments

Dealer’s Choice
A MAN OF THE WORLD
James Still (1906–2001)
by Hal Crowther

Local Fare
EAT MORE POSSUM?
by John T. Edge

Southern Gallery
BARRY HANNAH
One of the South’s most celebrated fiction writers discusses his technique and beliefs.

Wildlife
WHERE TINY DEER REIGN
by Bill Belleville

Family Life
THE PLACE OF SHAKESPEARE IN A HOUSE OF PAIN
by Eric Ormsby

Art Views
SPANISH GRANDEUR IN MISSISSIPPI
by Donna Tartt

Southern Music
THE OTHER MUSIC CITIES
by Alex Halberstadt

Gone Off Up North
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHIN'
by Roy Blount Jr.

Forum
REMEMBERING EUDORA WELTY (1909-2001)
John UpdikeBobbie Ann Mason, X.J. Kennedy, and others pay tribute

Southern Scenes
EUDORA WELTY
photograph by William Eggleston


Features

ON THE ROAD IN THIRD-WORLD ALABAMA
by Jacob Levenson
The AIDS epidemic has hit the rural South, and one man tries to help.

STRANGE FRUIT: THE DREAM OF ELMER MARTIN
by Paul Reyes
A Baltimore wax museum documents—explicitly—the events that shaped African-American history.

SAMUEL MOCKBEE’S VISION IN AN INVISIBLE WORLD
by Raad Cawthon
A “genius” award-winning architect builds postmodern homes for the poor.

FETCH
a story by John McManus
A young man wants the affection of his roommate.


Poetry

VIGILANCE
by David Bottoms

DOCUMENTARY
by James Applewhite


Cover: "Leland Juke" by Birney Imes (Leland, Mississippi, 1983)