That Rare Being, a Born Writer: DENTON WELCH

The stories of Denton Welcj

Almost 40 years after his death at the age of 33, Denton Welch is little more than a literary footnote. Hard-cover editions of his three novels have long been out of print. The New Oxford Companion to English Literature grants him 16 lines (Pocahontas gets 20). Yet in this deep obscurity there are glimmers of revival. The Journals of Denton Welch has recently been reissued, and a biography appeared in Britain last year. Now The Stories of Denton Welch is making its first appearance in the U.S. Readers weary of conventional narrative or the current mode of minimalism can examine the...

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