Books: Sense and Sensibility

THE WIDE NET — Eudora Welty — Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).

These eight stories about the South present as perplexing and exasperating a mixture of good and bad as U.S. writing can show. In her first volume (A Curtain of Green — TIME, Nov. 24, 1941), Miss Welty used gifts for original comedy, satire and characterization which, judging by this book (her third), might as well have belonged to somebody else. At her best, 34-year-old Miss Welty runs a photofinish with the finest prose artists of her time and displays a delicateness of sensibility which...

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