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Welty, Eudora 1909-2001

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Works: 1,245 works in 2,751 publications in 5 languages and 122,428 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  Reviews  Catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Signer, Lyricist, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Former owner, Other, Photographer, Creator
Classifications: PS3545.E6, 813.52
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The optimist's daughter by Eudora Welty( Book )
72 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,848 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 )
69 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 4,168 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
Losing battles by Eudora Welty( Book )
61 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,526 libraries worldwide
A Southern novel about two families who have a reunion to celebrage Grandma's ninetieth birthday
Delta wedding : a novel by Eudora Welty( Book )
69 editions published between 1945 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,496 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
The robber bridegroom by Eudora Welty( Book )
57 editions published between 1942 and 1998 in English and held by 2,797 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 )
38 editions published between 1953 and 1998 in English and held by 2,567 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
Selected stories, containing all of A curtain of green, and other stories, and the wide net, and other stories by Eudora Welty( Book )
49 editions published between 1943 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,497 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
The eye of the story : selected essays and reviews by Eudora Welty( Book )
37 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and held by 2,294 libraries worldwide
The golden apples by Eudora Welty( Book )
48 editions published between 1947 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,292 libraries worldwide
Southern short stories
Complete novels : the robber bridegroom ; Delta wedding ; The ponder heart ; Losing battles ; The optimist's daughter by Eudora Welty( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 2,268 libraries worldwide
In a career spanning five decades, Eudora Welty has chronicled her own Mississippi with a depth and intensity matched only by William Faulkner. One of the most influential writers of the century, her novels and stories blend the storytelling tradition of the South with a modernist sensibility attuned to the mysteries and ambiguities of experience. Welty explores the complex abundance of southern, and particularly southern women's, lives with an artistry that Salman Rushdie has called "impossible to overpraise." Complete Novels gathers all of Welty's longer fiction in one volume for the first time. In The Robber Bridegroom (1942), based on a Grimm fairy tale, legendary figures from Mississippi's past, such as the keel-boat captain Mike Fink and the savage outlaws the Harp Brothers, mingle with Welty's own imaginings in a free-ranging and boisterous fantasy set along the Natchez Trace. The richly textured Delta Wedding (1946), set against a backdrop of rural Mississippi in the 1920s, vividly portrays the intricacies of family relationships in its account of the sprawling Fairchild clan. Edna Earle Ponder's unrestrained and delightfully absurd monologue, superb in its capturing of the rhythms of country speech, shows Welty's humor at its idiomatic best in The Ponder Heart (1954), a flight of invention culminating in a murder trial that becomes an occasion for exuberant comedy. The monumental Losing Battles (1970), composed over fifteen years, brings Welty's imaginative gifts to the largest canvas of her career, rendering a Depression-era family reunion with mythic scope and ebullient comic vigor. The volume concludes with The Optimist's Daughter (1972), a taut and moving story of a woman rediscovering the world of her childhood as she comes to terms with her father's death. Often considered her masterpiece, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1972
A curtain of green, and other stories by Eudora Welty( Book )
71 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,995 libraries worldwide
Collects short stories by a scrutinizer of Southern life, Eudora Welty, exposing the grotesque and violent nature of the human animal
The bride of the Innisfallen, and other stories by Eudora Welty( Book )
23 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,743 libraries worldwide
For contents, see Author Catalog
One time, one place : Mississippi in the depression : a snapshot album by Eudora Welty( Book )
17 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,409 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( file )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,381 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( Computer File )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
The wide net and other stories by Eudora Welty( Book )
27 editions published between 1943 and 1974 in English and held by 1,168 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories which capture the joys and sorrows of life in the deep South
Thirteen stories by Eudora Welty( Book )
29 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
Stories written over a period of twenty-five years include The Wide Net, Lily Daw and the Three Ladies, and The Bride of the Innisfallen
Eudora Welty : photographs by Eudora Welty( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
Overview: The radiant world of Eudora Welty's art is charged by a poignant and familiar beauty, and here in a stunning book of her photographs is a dazzling record of this writer's unique and special vision. It is unusual-remarkable-for a major writer also to be an accomplished photographer. Eudora Welty is one of the very few whose great talent has been expressed in both photographs and fiction. This book brings together in one volume about 250 representative photographs from the few thousand that she took during the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. Although her camera's view finder compresses much, like the frame in which she conceives her fiction, it finds elements that convey her deep compassion and her artist's sensibilities. From the confines of her native Mississippi these photographs unfold the world of Eudora Welty's art, reaching, extending, and exploring. In the Deep South of Depression times, when she began writing, she discovered the place into which she had been born and which would always be her subject. From here, as these photographs show, she approached and risked the outside world. From rural Mississippi to New Orleans, Charleston, New York City, and Yaddo, and then to Ireland, England, and the Continent Welty widened her vision and expanded her art. These photographs reveal that both in her fiction and in the pictures she took it has always been in place, in the special qualities of what is local, that she found her impulse. "I was smitten by the identity of place wherever I was," she said in 1989, "from Mississippi on---I still am." The legions of appreciators of Welty's photographs see in them the feelings and vision that are the hallmarks of her great literary art in such novels as Losing Battles and The Optimist's Daughter, in her memoir One Writer's Beginnings, and in her volumes of short stories. This serves as a definitive book of Welty's photographs, compromising pictures from her personal collection, from the repository of Welty materials at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and from One Time, One Place, an album of her Depression-era photographs published in 1972. Included are Mississippi scenes and people, emblems of folk life, carnival signs and performers, photographs taken in Charleston, New Orleans, Mexico, New York City, Ireland, Paris, Nice, Italy, Wales, and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and a significant group of Welty's portraits of family members and friends
On writing by Eudora Welty( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century's greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions of what makes a story good, a novel successful, a writer an artist. On writing presents the answers in seven concise chapters discussing the subjects most important to the narrative craft, and which every fiction writer should know, such as place, voice, memory, and language. But even more important is what Welty calls "the mystery" of fiction writing-how the writer assembles language and ideas to create a work of art. Originally part of her larger work, The eye of the story, but never before published in a stand-alone volume, On writing is concise, fundamental and authoritative
Eudora Welty reading from her works by Eudora Welty( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 1952 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Powerhouse is an account of a Black jazz performer playing for a white dance in the South of the 1930's. Petrified man takes place as a conversation between a beautician and her customer
 
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Welty, Eudora
Welty, Eudora, 1909-
Welty, Eudora Alice.
Welty, Eudora Alice 1909-2001
ウェルティ, ユードラ
Languages
English (871)
Danish (2)
French (1)
Chinese (1)
Swedish (1)
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