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Back to the Beginning from the October 5, 2006 issue

In Lorrie Moore’s review of Suzanne Marrs’s Eudora Welty: A Biography [NYR, September 21], the line “Edna Earle could sit and ponder all day on how the little tail of the ‘C’ got through the ‘L’ in a Coca-Cola sign” should have been attributed to Welty’s short story “The Wide Net,” not her novel The Ponder Heart.

In Charles Simic’s review of Daniel Mendelsohn’s The Lost [NYR, October 5], Mendelsohn’s great-uncle Itzhak should have been described as having been ostracized by the Jewish community of Bolechów for selling veal that was not kosher.