Eudora Welty’s “Asphodel” (1942)

Eudora Welty’s “Asphodel” (1942)

Momentary serenity and happiness are upended in Welty’s “Asphodel,” a humorous picnic story in which three old maids are frightened by the appearance of a naked man. Cora, Irene, and Phoebe plan a picnic at Asphodel, the former home of their recently...