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Welty, Eudora 1909-2001

Works: 1,530 works in 3,716 publications in 13 languages and 149,889 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Psychological fiction  Short stories, American  Historical fiction  Reviews 
Subject Headings: Women authors, American  Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Photographer, Author of introduction, Signer, Other, Lyricist, Honoree, Creator, Former owner, win, Illustrator, Editor, Performer
Classifications: PS3545.E6, 813.52
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The optimist's daughter by Eudora Welty( Book )

123 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 4,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations. "The Optimist's Daughter" is the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Alone in the old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past, herself, and her parents
The collected stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty( Book )

90 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 4,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This omnibus volume by one of the South's greatest writers includes stories published prior to 1980. Stories are as good in themselves and as influential on the aspirations of others as any since Hemingway's. The breadth of Welty's offering is finally most visible not in the variety of types--farce, satire, horror, lyric, pastoral, mystery--but in the clarity and solidity and absolute honesty of a lifetime's vision
Delta wedding : a novel by Eudora Welty( Book )

110 editions published between 1945 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 3,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In effect, an atmospheric "family album" of snap-shots as they impress the memory of a nineteen-year-old girl who visits the Mississippi delta plantation home of her numerous cousins in 1923
Losing battles by Eudora Welty( Book )

87 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Southern novel about two families who have a reunion to celebrage Grandma's ninetieth birthday
One writer's beginnings by Eudora Welty( Book )

52 editions published between 1983 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 3,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring a new introduction, this updated edition of the New York Times bestselling classic by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award'winning author and one of the most revered figures in American letters is "profound and priceless as guidance for anyone who aspires to write" (Los Angeles Times). Born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi, Eudora Welty shares details of her upbringing that show us how her family and her surroundings contributed to the shaping not only of her personality but of her writing as well. Everyday sights, sounds, and objects resonate with the emotions of recollection: the striking clocks, the Victrola, her orphaned father's coverless little book saved since boyhood, the tall mountains of the West Virginia back country that became a metaphor for her mother's sturdy independence, Eudora's earliest box camera that suspended a moment forever and taught her that every feeling awaits a gesture. In her vivid descriptions of growing up in the South'of the interplay between black and white, between town and countryside, between dedicated schoolteachers and the children they taught'she recreates the vanished world of her youth with the same subtlety and insight that mark her fiction, capturing "the mysterious transfiguring gift by which dream, memory, and experience become art" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Part memoir, part exploration of the seeds of creativity, this unique distillation of a writer's beginnings offers a rare glimpse into the Mississippi childhood that made Eudora Welty the acclaimed and important writer she would become
The robber bridegroom by Eudora Welty( Book )

88 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary figures of Mississippi?s past-flatboatman Mike Fink and the dreaded Harp brothers-mingle with characters from Eudora Welty?s own imagination in an exuberant fantasy set along the Natchez Trace. Berry-stained bandit of the woods Jamie Lockhart steals Rosamond, the beautiful daughter of pioneer planter Clement Musgrove, to set in motion this frontier fairy tale. "For all her wild, rich fancy, Welty writes prose that is as disciplined as it is beautiful" (New Yorker)
The Ponder heart by Eudora Welty( Book )

79 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edna Earle Ponder, who runs a hotel in a small Mississippi town, tells the story of her beloved, softhearted, but trying Uncle Daniel
The golden apples by Eudora Welty( Book )

82 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern short stories
Complete novels by Eudora Welty( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often considered her masterpiece, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1972
The eye of the story : selected essays and reviews by Eudora Welty( Book )

49 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eudora Welty discusses her own artistic endeavors and aims as well as providing commentaries on such writers as Chekhov, Faulkner, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, and Elizabeth Bowen
A curtain of green, and other stories by Eudora Welty( Book )

69 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects short stories by a scrutinizer of Southern life, Eudora Welty, exposing the grotesque and violent nature of the human animal
The Oxford book of short stories by V. S Pritchett( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Walter Scott / The Two Drovers, Nathaniel Hawthorne/ The Birthmark, Edgar Allan Poe / The Fall Of The House Of Usher, ETC
The bride of the Innisfallen, and other stories by Eudora Welty( Book )

32 editions published between 1949 and 1988 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Selected stories, containing all of A curtain of green, and other stories, and the wide net, and other stories by Eudora Welty( Book )

41 editions published between 1943 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eudora Welty's subjects are the people who live in southern towns like Jackson, Mississippi, which has been her home for all of her long life. 'I've stayed in one place, ' she says, and 'it's become the source of the information that stirs my imagination'. Her distinctive voice and wry observations are rooted in the southern conversational tradition. The stories in this volume, from the first two collections she published, range in tone from the quietly understated and psychologically subtle to the outrageously grotesque
A treasury of short stories : favorites of the past hundred years from Turgenev to Thurber, from Balzac to Hemingway ; with biographical sketches of the authors by Bernardine Kielty( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Ivan IIyich; a day in the country, two little soldiers; Quattrocentisteria; the secret sharer; the pace of youth; the coming-out of Maggie; the voice in the night; the old hunter; the doll's house; Babylon Revistied; a telephone call
One time, one place: Mississippi in the depression; a snapshot album by Eudora Welty( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects photographs of Mississippians that Welty took in the 1930s when she worked for the Works Progress Administration
A writer's eye : collected book reviews by Eudora Welty( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although she is eminent primarily as the prize-winning author of classic works of fiction, Eudora Welty is notable also as an astute literary critic. Her essays on the art of fiction and on the writers who enlarged the range of the short story and the novel are definitive pieces. Her distinguished book reviews, along with her critical essays, augment her reputation for being one of the most discerning author-critics in literary America. This collection of her book reviews manifests the connecting of her penetrating eye with her responsive intellect in forming sympathetic judgments of the books she reviewed. Between 1942 and 1984 Welty wrote sixty-seven reviews of seventy-four books. Fifty-eight of these appeared in the New York Times Book Review, and others in the Saturday Review of Literature, Tomorrow, the Hudson Review, the New York Post, and the Sewanee Review. The reviewed books include novels, short story collections, books of essays, biographies and memoirs, books of letters, children's books, books of ghost stories, photography books, books of literary criticism, and books of World War II art. Over nearly half a century she reviewed books by some of the foremost authors of her time - Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, V.S. Pritchett, Colette, Isak Dinesen, E.B. White, E.M. Forster, J.D. Salinger, Ross Macdonald, Patrick White, S.J. Perelman, Annie Dillard, Elizabeth Bowen, and Katherine Anne Porter. A Writer's Eye includes all of Welty's book reviews, even one published in the New York Times Book Review under the pseudonym "Michael Ravenna." Sixteen of the reviews were collected previously in Welty's The Eye of the Story (1978). In this collection Pearl Amelia McHaney's introduction records the history of Welty's career in book reviewing and illuminates the honesty and compassion with which Welty wrote reviews. Welty's keen vision, her wit, and her refined style make these "monuments to interruption," a phrase she wrote in description of Virginia Woolf's essays and reviews, an important record of her literary standards and special interests. They show as well how book reviewing consumed a large measure of creative time that she customarily devoted to fiction writing. Placed beside her authoritative critical essays, this volume enhances Welty's considerable literary stature and completes the image of Eudora Welty as a consummate woman of letters
The Welty collection : a guide to the Eudora Welty manuscripts and documents at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History by Suzanne Marrs( )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wide net and other stories by Eudora Welty( Book )

46 editions published between 1942 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories which capture the joys and sorrows of life in the deep South
Fifty years of the American short story : from the O. Henry awards, 1919-1970 by William Miller Abrahams( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
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The optimist's daughter
The collected stories of Eudora WeltyDelta wedding : a novelLosing battlesOne writer's beginningsThe robber bridegroomThe Ponder heartThe golden applesComplete novels
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