By Carolyn J. Brown

ISBN-10: 1617032956

ISBN-13: 9781617032950

Mississippi writer Eudora Welty, the 1st dwelling author to be released within the Library of the USA sequence, mentored a lot of modern day maximum fiction writers and is an interesting girl, having lived nearly all of the 20 th century (1909-2001). Her lifestyles displays a century of swap and is heavily entwined with many occasions that mark our contemporary background. This biography follows this twentieth-century direction whereas telling Welty's tale, starting together with her mom and dad and their vital impact on her interpreting and writing lifestyles. The chapters that stick with specialize in her schooling and her most crucial lecturers; her existence through the melancholy and the way her profession, simply getting all started, is interrupted by way of global battle II; and the way she exhibits independence and braveness via her writing in the course of the turbulent civil rights interval of the Fifties and 1960s.

After years of care giving and the deaths of all her fast kin, Welty endured and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for The Optimist's Daughter. Her acceptance soared within the Nineteen Eighties after she introduced the 3 William E. Massey Lectures to standing-room-only crowds at Harvard, and the lectures have been later released as One Writer's Beginnings and have become a brand new York instances bestseller. This biography intends to introduce readers to at least one of the main major girls writers of the earlier century, a prolific writer who transcends her Mississippi roots and has written brief tales, novels, and non-fiction that would undergo for all time.

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