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Eudora Welty (1909–2001)

Autor(a) de The Optimist's Daughter

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras de Eudora Welty

The Optimist's Daughter (1972) 2,652 cópias
One Writer's Beginnings (1983) 1,737 cópias
Delta Wedding (1946) 1,008 cópias
Losing Battles (1970) 701 cópias
The Ponder Heart (1954) 588 cópias
The Robber Bridegroom (1942) 499 cópias
The Golden Apples (1947) 441 cópias
Thirteen Stories (1965) 429 cópias
On Writing (Modern Library) (2002) 210 cópias
Eudora Welty Photographs (1989) 158 cópias
Why I Live at the P.O. (1995) 132 cópias
The Wide Net And Other Stories (1974) 105 cópias
Country Churchyards (2000) 51 cópias
The Shoe Bird (1964) 37 cópias
Some Notes on River Country (2003) 32 cópias
Moon Lake [short story] (2011) 31 cópias
A Worn Path (1991) 23 cópias
Moon Lake and Other Stories (1777) 16 cópias
On William Faulkner (2003) 16 cópias
Eudora Welty Reads (1998) 10 cópias
Early Escapades (2005) 7 cópias
Clytie 6 cópias
Petrified Man (2014) 5 cópias
Lily Daw and the Three Ladies (1972) — Autor — 4 cópias
Eudora Welty, Other Places (1995) 3 cópias
On Short Stories 3 cópias
Acrobats in a Park. (1980) 2 cópias
Atlantic Monthly 2 cópias
The Faulkner Investigation (1985) 2 cópias
Powerhouse 2 cópias
Fictions (2000) 2 cópias
Wide Net, the (1943) 1 exemplar(es)
Delta Wdding 1 exemplar(es)
Złote jabłka 1 exemplar(es)
As maçãs douradas 1 exemplar(es)
A Writer's Life 1 exemplar(es)
İyimser Babanın Kızı (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
A Visit of Charity 1 exemplar(es)
Three Papers on Fiction (1962) 1 exemplar(es)
The Jackson Cookbook 1 exemplar(es)
On William Hollingsworth, Jr. (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
The Little Store 1 exemplar(es)
Four Photographs 1 exemplar(es)
Place in Fiction 1 exemplar(es)
Welty, Eudora Archive 1 exemplar(es)
[No title] 1 exemplar(es)
Aptal İncir Ağacı 1 exemplar(es)
The Essential Welty 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Rumo ao Farol (1927) — Introdução, algumas edições17,715 cópias
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,569 cópias
Death of a Salesman [critical edition] (1967) — Contribuinte — 1,264 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições929 cópias
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 784 cópias
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 757 cópias
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contribuinte — 684 cópias
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992) — Contribuinte — 544 cópias
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 515 cópias
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Contribuinte — 499 cópias
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuinte — 465 cópias
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuinte — 416 cópias
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuinte — 375 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuinte — 368 cópias
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Contribuinte — 367 cópias
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuinte — 330 cópias
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contribuinte — 295 cópias
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 293 cópias
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 269 cópias
Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems (2015) — Artista da capa — 224 cópias
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuinte — 214 cópias
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Contribuinte — 196 cópias
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Contribuinte — 149 cópias
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
Downhome: An Anthology of Southern Women Writers (1995) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Long Story (1998) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuinte, algumas edições95 cópias
Skin Deep: Black Women and White Women Write About Race (1995) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (1958) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
Ten Modern Masters: An Anthology of the Short Story (1953) — Contribuinte, algumas edições74 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Art of Fiction (1967) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1943 (1943) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Masters of the Modern Short Story (1945) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
New Orleans Noir 2: The Classics (2016) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Hot and Cool: Jazz Short Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1997) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Seas of God: Great Stories of the Human Spirit (1944) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Robber Bridegroom (1978) 18 cópias
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Mississippi Writers: An Anthology (1991) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Stories of Initiation. (Lernmaterialien) (1978) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
31 Stories (1960) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Inward Journey (1987) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Penguin New Writing No. 36 (1949) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Open Secrets (1972) 8 cópias
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1941 (1941) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Twenty-Three Modern Stories (1963) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Modern Short Stories — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The College Short Story Reader (1948) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Avon Annual 1945: 18 Great Modern Stories (1945) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Whole Pieces (1990) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Stories of Sudden Truth (1953) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
15 Great Stories of Today (1946) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Welty, Eudora Alice
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Local de nascimento
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Local de falecimento
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Locais de residência
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 (mostrar todas 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 (mostrar todas 7)
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
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) (mostrar todas 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



Delta Wedding Group Read - Discussion Thread em 75 Books Challenge for 2022 (Novembro 2022)
October 2014: Eudora Welty em Monthly Author Reads (Outubro 2014)
Eudora Welty- American Author Challenge em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Julho 2014)


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 | outras 3 resenhas | 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 | outras 2 resenhas | 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.
… (mais)
Caroline_McElwee | outras 2 resenhas | 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.… (mais)
Hagelstein | outras 91 resenhas | Jan 26, 2024 |



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