Books: New Writer

A CURTAIN OF GREEN — Eudora Welty—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

These are 17 short stories by a writer whom watchers for new talent have been following in magazines for two or three years. So they arrive, with an introduction by Katherine Anne Porter, as something of a literary event.

Miss Welty, daughter of an insurance executive, has spent most of her 32 years in Jackson, Miss. Unlike most young writers, she likes her home, her neighbors and her life in general; she sets all but one of her stories in her home State. But, like many Southern writers, she has a strong taste for...

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