I've felt fairly unengaged with this blog this past week. Maybe it's just me getting into the swing of things. Or maybe it's because work has been crazy and there's only so many things my little brain can carry at one time. In any case, I'm hoping this post will get me a little bit more engaged (and you too, readers!).
For my first MFA submission, I'm reading Eudora Welty's autobiography and a bunch of her stories. I've read some of the more famous ones, like Why I Live at the PO, before. But not much else. I'm not finding her stories all that engaging--I think because there is a lot of distance between the narrator and the story, so I don't feel as connected to the characters as I'd like (here's the seminar I took on narrative distance coming in handy!). But at the same time, I find the stories really sticking with me for a reason I can't yet articulate.
Have you read Eudora before? What do you think? I'd love to hear feedback from other readers!