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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The Robber Bridegroom (novel)
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Southern Gothic - Notable Works - Literature
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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 ... Each October, Mississippi University for Women hosts the "Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium" to promote and celebrate the work of contemporary Southern writers ... professor, Critz Campbell, has designed furniture inspired by Welty that has been featured in the Smithsonian Magazine, New York Times, L.A ...
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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    Greater than scene ... is situation. Greater than situation is implication. Greater than all of these is a single, entire human being, who will never be confined in any frame.
    Eudora Welty (b. 1909)

    Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it’s an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.
    —Eudora Welty (b. 1909)