By Carolyn J. Brown
Mississippi writer Eudora Welty, the 1st residing author to be released within the Library of the United States sequence, mentored lots of present day maximum fiction writers and is an engaging lady, having lived nearly all of the 20th century (1909-2001). Her lifestyles displays a century of swap and is heavily entwined with many occasions that mark our fresh historical past. This biography follows this twentieth-century direction whereas telling Welty's tale, starting along with her mom and dad and their vital impression on her studying and writing existence. The chapters that keep on with specialize in her schooling and her most vital academics; her existence in the course of the melancholy and the way her profession, simply getting begun, is interrupted through global conflict II; and the way she exhibits independence and braveness via her writing in the course of the turbulent civil rights interval of the Fifties and 1960s.
After years of care giving and the deaths of all her fast relatives, Welty persisted and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for The Optimist's Daughter. Her attractiveness 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 occasions bestseller. This biography intends to introduce readers to 1 of the main major girls writers of the prior century, a prolific writer who transcends her Mississippi roots and has written brief tales, novels, and non-fiction that may undergo for all time.
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A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty by Carolyn J. Brown