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Welty, Eudora 1909-2001

Works: 1,268 works in 2,941 publications in 18 languages and 138,305 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  Reviews  Catalogs  Humorous stories 
Subject Headings: Women authors, American 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Signer, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Honoree, Former owner, Other, Photographer, Creator
Classifications: PS3545.E6, 813.52
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The optimist's daughter by Eudora Welty( Book )

114 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 4,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations
Selected stories, containing all of A curtain of green, and other stories, and the wide net, and other stories by Eudora Welty( Book )

149 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 4,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects short stories by a scrutinizer of Southern life, Eudora Welty, exposing the grotesque and violent nature of the human animal
The collected stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty( Book )

89 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 4,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This omnibus volume by one of the South's greatest writers includes stories published prior to 1980. Stories are as good in themselves and as influential on the aspirations of others as any since Hemingway's. The breadth of Welty's offering is finally most visible not in the variety of types--farce, satire, horror, lyric, pastoral, mystery--but in the clarity and solidity and absolute honesty of a lifetime's vision
Delta wedding : a novel by Eudora Welty( Book )

91 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In effect, an atmospheric "family album" of snap-shots as they impress the memory of a nineteen-year-old girl who visits the Mississippi delta plantation home of her numerous cousins in 1923
Losing battles by Eudora Welty( Book )

72 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Southern novel about two families who have a reunion to celebrage Grandma's ninetieth birthday
The robber bridegroom by Eudora Welty( Book )

65 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary figures of Mississippi's past-flatboatman Mike Fink and the dreaded Harp brothers-mingle with characters from Eudora Welty's own imagination in an exuberant fantasy set along the Natchez Trace. Berry-stained bandit of the woods Jamie Lockhart steals Rosamond, the beautiful daughter of pioneer planter Clement Musgrove, to set in motion this frontier fairy tale. For all her wild, rich fancy, Welty writes prose that is as disciplined as it is beautiful New Yorker)
The Ponder heart by Eudora Welty( Book )

74 editions published between 1953 and 1999 in 8 languages and held by 2,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edna Earle Ponder, who runs a hotel in a small Mississippi town, tells the story of her beloved, softhearted, but trying Uncle Daniel
The golden apples by Eudora Welty( Book )

73 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern short stories
Complete novels by Eudora Welty( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 2,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a career spanning five decades, Eudora Welty has chronicled her own Mississippi with a depth and intensity matched only by William Faulkner. One of the most influential writers of the century, her novels and stories blend the storytelling tradition of the South with a modernist sensibility attuned to the mysteries and ambiguities of experience. Welty explores the complex abundance of southern, and particularly southern women's, lives with an artistry that Salman Rushdie has called "impossible to overpraise." Complete Novels gathers all of Welty's longer fiction in one volume for the first time. In The Robber Bridegroom (1942), based on a Grimm fairy tale, legendary figures from Mississippi's past, such as the keel-boat captain Mike Fink and the savage outlaws the Harp Brothers, mingle with Welty's own imaginings in a free-ranging and boisterous fantasy set along the Natchez Trace. The richly textured Delta Wedding (1946), set against a backdrop of rural Mississippi in the 1920s, vividly portrays the intricacies of family relationships in its account of the sprawling Fairchild clan. Edna Earle Ponder's unrestrained and delightfully absurd monologue, superb in its capturing of the rhythms of country speech, shows Welty's humor at its idiomatic best in The Ponder Heart (1954), a flight of invention culminating in a murder trial that becomes an occasion for exuberant comedy. The monumental Losing Battles (1970), composed over fifteen years, brings Welty's imaginative gifts to the largest canvas of her career, rendering a Depression-era family reunion with mythic scope and ebullient comic vigor. The volume concludes with The Optimist's Daughter (1972), a taut and moving story of a woman rediscovering the world of her childhood as she comes to terms with her father's death. Often considered her masterpiece, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1972
The eye of the story : selected essays and reviews by Eudora Welty( Book )

41 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bride of the Innisfallen, and other stories by Eudora Welty( Book )

36 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey across England and the Irish Sea brings new maturity to a young American woman
One time, one place : Mississippi in the depression : a snapshot album by Eudora Welty( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects photographs of Mississippians that Welty took in the 1930s when she worked for the Works Progress Administration
The wide net and other stories by Eudora Welty( Book )

40 editions published between 1943 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories which capture the joys and sorrows of life in the deep South
Thirteen stories by Eudora Welty( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories written over a period of twenty-five years include The Wide Net, Lily Daw and the Three Ladies, and The Bride of the Innisfallen
Eudora Welty : photographs by Eudora Welty( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The radiant world of Eudora Welty's art is charged by a poignant and familiar beauty, and here in a stunning book of her photographs is a dazzling record of this writer's unique and special vision. It is unusual-remarkable-for a major writer also to be an accomplished photographer. Eudora Welty is one of the very few whose great talent has been expressed in both photographs and fiction. This book brings together in one volume about 250 representative photographs from the few thousand that she took during the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. Although her camera's view finder compresses much, like the frame in which she conceives her fiction, it finds elements that convey her deep compassion and her artist's sensibilities. From the confines of her native Mississippi these photographs unfold the world of Eudora Welty's art, reaching, extending, and exploring. In the Deep South of Depression times, when she began writing, she discovered the place into which she had been born and which would always be her subject. From here, as these photographs show, she approached and risked the outside world. From rural Mississippi to New Orleans, Charleston, New York City, and Yaddo, and then to Ireland, England, and the Continent Welty widened her vision and expanded her art. These photographs reveal that both in her fiction and in the pictures she took it has always been in place, in the special qualities of what is local, that she found her impulse. "I was smitten by the identity of place wherever I was," she said in 1989, "from Mississippi on---I still am." The legions of appreciators of Welty's photographs see in them the feelings and vision that are the hallmarks of her great literary art in such novels as Losing Battles and The Optimist's Daughter, in her memoir One Writer's Beginnings, and in her volumes of short stories. This serves as a definitive book of Welty's photographs, compromising pictures from her personal collection, from the repository of Welty materials at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and from One Time, One Place, an album of her Depression-era photographs published in 1972. Included are Mississippi scenes and people, emblems of folk life, carnival signs and performers, photographs taken in Charleston, New Orleans, Mexico, New York City, Ireland, Paris, Nice, Italy, Wales, and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and a significant group of Welty's portraits of family members and friends
On writing by Eudora Welty( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century's greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions of what makes a story good, a novel successful, a writer an artist. On writing presents the answers in seven concise chapters discussing the subjects most important to the narrative craft, and which every fiction writer should know, such as place, voice, memory, and language. But even more important is what Welty calls "the mystery" of fiction writing-how the writer assembles language and ideas to create a work of art. Originally part of her larger work, The eye of the story, but never before published in a stand-alone volume, On writing is concise, fundamental and authoritative
On William Faulkner by Eudora Welty( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eudora Welty (1909-2001) and William Faulkner (1897-1962) were Mississippi's foremost literary lions of the twentieth century. Their influence on American literature is immeasurable. As Faulkner's compatriot and as a fellow writer, Welty had a unique view of his work. For her comprehensive vision and for her understanding discussions of his art she is one of the most astute critics of the Faulknerian legacy." "On William Faulkner, a record of her admiration, brings together Welty's essays, lectures, and musings on Faulkner. These include such gems as her reviews of Intruder in the Dust and The Selected Letters of William Faulkner, her impassioned defense of Faulkner's work (published as a letter to the New Yorker), her comments when she presented the Gold Medal for Fiction to Faulkner at the National Institute of Arts and Letters awards ceremony in 1962, an excerpt from a letter she wrote to the novelist Jean Stafford, telling of meeting Faulkner and of going sailing with him, and the obituary of the Nobel laureate that Welty wrote for the Associated Press." "In addition, this collection reprints the cryptic postcard Faulkner wrote to Welty from Hollywood and publishes for the first time a caricature of Faulkner that Welty drew in the 1930s, about fifteen years before she met him."--Jacket
The Norton book of friendship( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents more than 270 selections that reflect the meaning and diversity of friendship
A writer's eye : collected book reviews by Eudora Welty( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although she is eminent primarily as the prize-winning author of classic works of fiction, Eudora Welty is notable also as an astute literary critic. Her essays on the art of fiction and on the writers who enlarged the range of the short story and the novel are definitive pieces. Her distinguished book reviews, along with her critical essays, augment her reputation for being one of the most discerning author-critics in literary America. This collection of her book reviews manifests the connecting of her penetrating eye with her responsive intellect in forming sympathetic judgments of the books she reviewed. Between 1942 and 1984 Welty wrote sixty-seven reviews of seventy-four books. Fifty-eight of these appeared in the New York Times Book Review, and others in the Saturday Review of Literature, Tomorrow, the Hudson Review, the New York Post, and the Sewanee Review. The reviewed books include novels, short story collections, books of essays, biographies and memoirs, books of letters, children's books, books of ghost stories, photography books, books of literary criticism, and books of World War II art. Over nearly half a century she reviewed books by some of the foremost authors of her time - Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, V.S. Pritchett, Colette, Isak Dinesen, E.B. White, E.M. Forster, J.D. Salinger, Ross Macdonald, Patrick White, S.J. Perelman, Annie Dillard, Elizabeth Bowen, and Katherine Anne Porter. A Writer's Eye includes all of Welty's book reviews, even one published in the New York Times Book Review under the pseudonym "Michael Ravenna." Sixteen of the reviews were collected previously in Welty's The Eye of the Story (1978). In this collection Pearl Amelia McHaney's introduction records the history of Welty's career in book reviewing and illuminates the honesty and compassion with which Welty wrote reviews. Welty's keen vision, her wit, and her refined style make these "monuments to interruption," a phrase she wrote in description of Virginia Woolf's essays and reviews, an important record of her literary standards and special interests. They show as well how book reviewing consumed a large measure of creative time that she customarily devoted to fiction writing. Placed beside her authoritative critical essays, this volume enhances Welty's considerable literary stature and completes the image of Eudora Welty as a consummate woman of letters
The Welty collection : a guide to the Eudora Welty manuscripts and documents at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History by Suzanne Marrs( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The collected stories of Eudora Welty
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Selected stories, containing all of A curtain of green, and other stories, and the wide net, and other storiesThe collected stories of Eudora WeltyDelta wedding : a novelLosing battlesThe robber bridegroomThe Ponder heartThe golden applesComplete novels