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Tracing Welty

Welty set a number of stories along the Natchez Trace. Tracing Welty squares her fictions with other depictions of that historic roadway.


Eudora Welty wrote after ‘Powerhouse’ after she attended a concert that Fats Waller gave in her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, in 1940. Her story captures both Waller’s brilliance and the mindset of the white Mississippi audience that tries to contain him within its own narrow bounds. ‘Powerhouse’ Annotated makes legible the multimedia experience that Welty devised for her readers.