Who is Eudora Welty?

  • (noun): United States writer about rural Southern life (1909-2001).
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Eudora Welty

Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001) was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South. Her novel The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. Her house in Jackson, Mississippi, is a National Historic Landmark and open to the public as a museum.

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Eudora Welty - Commemoration
... The name of the email program Eudora, developed by Steve Dorner in 1990, was inspired by Welty's story "Why I Live at the P.O." In 1973, the state of Mississippi established May 2 as ... Each October, Mississippi University for Women hosts the "Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium" to promote and celebrate the work of contemporary Southern writers ... has designed furniture inspired by Welty that has been featured in the Smithsonian Magazine, New York Times, L.A ...
The Robber Bridegroom (novel)
... The Robber Bridegroom First edition cover Author(s) Eudora Welty Country United States Language English Genre(s) Novel Publisher Doubleday, Doran (USA) The Bodley Head (UK ... Eudora Welty Novels The Robber Bridegroom (1942) The Ponder Heart (1953) The Optimist's Daughter (1972) Short stories "A Worn Path" (1940) "Music ...
Southern Gothic - Notable Works - Literature
... Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (1940) "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty (1940) The Hamlet by William Faulkner (1940) Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers (1 ...
Eudora Welty House
... The Eudora Welty House in Jackson, Mississippi was the home of author Eudora Welty for nearly 80 years ... Welty created the garden over decades ... The house was restored by the Eudora Welty Foundation and State of Mississippi ...

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    Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists. The strands are all there: to the memory nothing is ever really lost.
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