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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 United States sequence, mentored a lot of brand new maximum fiction writers and is an interesting lady, having lived nearly all of the 20th century (1909-2001). Her lifestyles displays a century of swap and is heavily entwined with many occasions that mark our contemporary historical past. This biography follows this twentieth-century course whereas telling Welty's tale, starting together with her mom and dad and their vital impact on her examining and writing lifestyles. The chapters that stick to concentrate on her schooling and her most crucial lecturers; her lifestyles in the course of the melancholy and the way her profession, simply getting begun, is interrupted through global conflict 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 rapid family, Welty persisted and gained the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for The Optimist's Daughter. Her attractiveness 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 occasions bestseller. This biography intends to introduce readers to at least one of the main major girls writers of the previous century, a prolific writer who transcends her Mississippi roots and has written brief tales, novels, and non-fiction that would suffer for all time.

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