Eudora Welty A Biography

ISBN-10: 0156030632
ISBN-13: 9780156030632
Edition: 2006
Authors: Suzanne Marrs
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Description: Eudora Welty's works are treasures of American litera-ture. When her first short-story collection was published in 1941, it heralded the arrival of a genuinely original writer who over the decades wrote hugely popular novels, novellas, essays, and a  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Eudora Welty's works are treasures of American litera-ture. When her first short-story collection was published in 1941, it heralded the arrival of a genuinely original writer who over the decades wrote hugely popular novels, novellas, essays, and a memoir. By the time she died in 2001, Welty had been given numerous literary awards and was all but shrouded in admiration. In this definitive account, Suzanne Marrs restores Welty's story to human proportions, tracing Welty's life from her roots in Jackson, Mississippi, to her rise to international stature. Making generous use of Welty's correspondence, particularly with contemporaries and admirers including Katherine Anne Porter and E. M. Forster, Marrs has crafted a fitting and fascinating tribute to one of the finest writers of the twentieth century.

SUZANNE MARRS is the author of Eudora Welty: A Biography and  One Writer's Imagination: The Fiction of Eudora Welty ; the editor of What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell ; and a recipient of the Phoenix Award for Distinguished Welty Scholarship. She is a professor of English at Millsaps College.

Introduction
Shelter and Beyond 1909-1931
Self-Discovery 1931-1941
""Being Apart from What Matters"" World War II and the Home Front, 1941-1945
""Love First and then Separateness"" 1945-1951
Finding a Way Out 1951-1956
Losing Battles 1957-1966
Defending Against Time 1966-1973
""The Strong Present Tense"" On and Off the Road 1974-1980
""Ceaselessly Into the Past"" Self-Portraits 1980-1984
""The Lonesomeness and Hilarity of Survival"" 1984-1991
""Old Age Hath Yet Her Honor

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