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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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 Welty Day" ... Each October, Mississippi University for Women hosts the "Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium" to promote and celebrate the work of contemporary Southern writers ... Critz Campbell, has designed furniture inspired by Welty that has been featured in the Smithsonian Magazine, New York Times, L.A ...
Southern Gothic - Notable Works - Literature
... Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (1940) "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty (1940) The Hamlet by William Faulkner (1940) Reflections in a Golden Eye ...
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)
... 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 Media type Print (Hardbac ... 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 ...

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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)

    I believe the alphabet is no longer considered an essential piece of equipment for traveling through life. In my day it was the keystone to knowledge. You learned the alphabet as you learned to count to ten, as you learned “Now I lay me” and the Lord’s Prayer and your father’s and mother’s name and address and telephone number, all in case you were lost.
    —Eudora Welty (b. 1909)