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Eudora Welty (1909–2001)

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Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi on April 13, 1909. She was educated at the Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Mississippi, and at the University of Wisconsin. She moved to New York in 1930 to study advertising at the Columbia University business school. After her vis mere father's death, she moved back to Jackson in 1931. She held various jobs on local newspapers and at a radio station before becoming a publicity agent for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal program. Travelling through the state of Mississippi opened her eyes to the misery of the great depression and resulted in a series of photographs, which were exhibited in a one-women show in New York in 1936 and were eventually published as One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression in 1971. She stopped working for the WPA in 1936. Her first stories, Magic and Death of a Travelling Salesman, were published in small magazines in 1936. Some of her better-known short stories are Why I Live at the P.O., Petrified Man, and A Worn Path. Her short story collections include A Curtain of Green, The Golden Apples, The Wide Net and Other Stories, and The Bride of Innisfallen and Other Stories. Her first novel, The Robber Bridegroom, was published in 1942. Her other novels include Delta Wedding, The Ponder Heart, Losing Battles, and The Optimist's Daughter, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972. She received the gold medal for fiction from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1972. Her nonfiction works include A Snapshot Album, The Eye of the Storm: Selected Essays and Reviews, and One Writer's Beginnings. She died from complications following pneumonia on July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Eudora Welty

The Optimist's Daughter (1972) 2,651 eksemplarer
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty (1980) 2,446 eksemplarer
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Losing Battles (1970) 701 eksemplarer
The Ponder Heart (1954) 588 eksemplarer
The Robber Bridegroom (1942) 499 eksemplarer
The Golden Apples (1947) 441 eksemplarer
Thirteen Stories (1965) 429 eksemplarer
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A Curtain of Green and Other Stories (1941) 374 eksemplarer
Selected Stories of Eudora Welty (1943) 303 eksemplarer
On Writing (Modern Library) (2002) 210 eksemplarer
Eudora Welty Photographs (1989) 158 eksemplarer
Why I Live at the P.O. (1995) 132 eksemplarer
What There Is to Say We Have Said (2011) 128 eksemplarer
The Wide Net And Other Stories (1974) 105 eksemplarer
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Country Churchyards (2000) 51 eksemplarer
The Shoe Bird (1964) 37 eksemplarer
Some Notes on River Country (2003) 32 eksemplarer
Moon Lake [short story] (2011) 31 eksemplarer
A Worn Path (1991) 23 eksemplarer
Moon Lake and Other Stories (1777) 16 eksemplarer
On William Faulkner (2003) 16 eksemplarer
Eudora Welty Reads (1998) 10 eksemplarer
Early Escapades (2005) 7 eksemplarer
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Occasions: Selected Writings (2009) 5 eksemplarer
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Lily Daw and the Three Ladies (1972) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
Eudora Welty, Other Places (1995) 3 eksemplarer
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Juridisk navn
Welty, Eudora Alice
Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Mississippi State College for Women (Mississippi University for Women)
University of Wisconsin (BA|1929)
Columbia University Graduate School of Business (1930-31)
short-story writer
publicity agent
lecturer (vis alle 7)
Porter, Katherine Anne (friend)
Aswell, Mary Louise (friend|correspondent)
American Academy of Arts and Letters ( [1952])
Fellowship of Southern Writers (charter member)
Works Progress Administration
The New York Times
Harvard University (lecturer)
Junior League of Jackson (vis alle 7)
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1980)
National Medal of Arts (1986)
National Book Foundation Medal (1991)
Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award (1991)
Rea Award for the Short Story (1992)
PEN/Malamud Award for the Short Story (1992) (vis alle 20)
Charles Frankel Prize (1993)
Distinguished Alumni Award (American Association of State Colleges and Universities ∙ 1993)
Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1987)
Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement (1991)
Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (1996)
America Award (2000)
National Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal (1972)
Edward MacDowell Medal (1970)
National Medal for Literature (1980)
Common Wealth Award (1984)
Order of the South
National Women's Hall of Fame (2000)
National Humanities Medal (1992)
First living author published in the Library of America series



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In this LOA volume is included 5 of Welty's novels which covers for the most part her utilizing her Mississippi background, generally focused on southern fictional women. Her imaginative yet relational characters come to life in these novels. The reader will enjoy hours of reading a long past world of the South before & after the Civil War.
walterhistory | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jun 6, 2024 |
Eudora Welty's lifetime beginning in 1909 which covered an entire 20th century, saw a wide range of literary talents come & go but her work remained fresh. Here in this volume produced by LOA are 5 groups of her stories which readers will find interesting. Her essays selected are listed as well but the most fascinating is her memoir of her life which she relates the ups & downs of her years as a writer.
walterhistory | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jun 6, 2024 |
An extraordinary record of a deep and long friendship between two of America's finest writers. They had known and supported each other for over fifty years. They were family. And for a lot of the time Maxwell was Welty's editor, and the workings of their working relationship are sometimes found between these pages.

Alike in much of their early experience, always recommending and gifting new books or other cultural finds. Supportive of other creativity. Reporting on meetings with other writers, as in this report by Maxwell of meeting Isak Dinesen:

She herself at times looked like a falcon. Though we talked all through dinner, she didn't do more than consider and reply to my remarks, until the dessert, and then something, I forget what, the fact that I had just finished making a doll house, perhaps, for my daughter, made her melt, and she talked to me-but still not personally, not as if she liked me or ever wanted to see me again. But in such a way as to make me love her forever. Her voice is so beautiful, the accent isn't either British or American. It has notes that are like cello music. It's like listening to Hayden (Haydn). And those burning black eyes. It is several years too late to be her friend, but it is not too late to remember what she is like, as long as I live. p133.

Isn't Dinesen now vividly in your imagination?

It is also amazing to think that they each carried out multiple correspondences, although this was the closest to them both I think. How lucky we are to have it.

Of course I now want to read more of both of their stories, I just ordered Maxwell's complete stories, and am trying to put my hands on my volume of Welty's.
… (mere)
Caroline_McElwee | 2 andre anmeldelser | May 19, 2024 |
Laurel returns to her small Mississippi town from Chicago in time for her father to die after eye surgery. Her own husband died in the war a year earlier. Her mother has been dead for years after going blind.

Her father's clueless and stupidly cruel second wife, Fay, is Laurel's age. While Laurel embraces the past, her family's past, Fay shuns it. "The past isn't a thing to me. I belong to the future, didn't you know that?" The future doesn't look good to Laurel. She returns to Chicago after burning her mother's letters, her past life gone.… (mere)
Hagelstein | 91 andre anmeldelser | Jan 26, 2024 |



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