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By Carolyn J. Brown

ISBN-10: 1617032956

ISBN-13: 9781617032950

Mississippi writer Eudora Welty, the 1st residing author to be released within the Library of the United States sequence, mentored a lot of contemporary maximum fiction writers and is an interesting lady, having lived nearly all of the 20 th century (1909-2001). Her lifestyles displays a century of switch and is heavily entwined with many occasions that mark our contemporary historical past. This biography follows this twentieth-century direction whereas telling Welty's tale, starting along with her mom and dad and their very important effect on her studying and writing lifestyles. The chapters that persist with concentrate on her schooling and her most vital lecturers; her existence through the melancholy and the way her occupation, simply getting all started, is interrupted by way of global struggle II; and the way she exhibits independence and braveness via her writing throughout the turbulent civil rights interval of the Nineteen Fifties and 1960s.

After years of care giving and the deaths of all her speedy kinfolk, Welty endured and gained the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for The Optimist's Daughter. Her recognition soared within the Eighties after she added the 3 William E. Massey Lectures to standing-room-only crowds at Harvard, and the lectures have been later released as One Writer's Beginnings and have become a brand new York instances bestseller. This biography intends to introduce readers to at least one of the main major girls writers of the earlier century, a prolific writer who transcends her Mississippi roots and has written brief tales, novels, and non-fiction that might undergo for all time.

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