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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Southern Gothic - Notable Works - Literature
... Sartoris and The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (1929) Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe (1929) As I Lay Dying and "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner (1930) Sanctuary by William Faulkner (1931) Tobacco Road by Erskine Caldwell (1932) Light in August by William Faulkner (1932) God's Little Acre by Erskine Caldwell (1933) Pylon and "Uncle Willy" by William Faulkner (1935) Kneel to the Rising Sun by Erskine Caldwell (1935) Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner (1936) "Black Canaan" by Robert E ... Howard (1936) You Have Seen Their Faces by Erskine Caldwell and Margaret Bourke White (1937) The Unvanquished by William Faulkner (1938) "Pigeons from Hell" by Robert E ...
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 ...
The Robber Bridegroom (novel)
... The Robber Bridegroom First edition cover Author(s) Eudora Welty Country United States Language English Genre(s) Novel Publisher Doubleday, Doran (USA) The Bodley Head (UK) Publication date 1942 ... Eudora Welty Novels The Robber Bridegroom (1942) The Ponder Heart (1953) The Optimist's Daughter (1972) Short stories "A Worn Path" (1940) "Music from Spain" (1948) Short story collections A ...
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 Mississippi established May 2 as "Eudora ... Each October, Mississippi University for Women hosts the "Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium" to promote and celebrate the work of contemporary Southern ... Critz Campbell, has designed furniture inspired by Welty that has been featured in the Smithsonian Magazine, New York Times, L.A ...

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    My mother read secondarily for information; she sank as a hedonist into novels. She read Dickens in the spirit in which she would have eloped with him.
    —Eudora Welty (b. 1909)