Eudora: A Writer’s Life

ISBN: 0385476485
ISBN 13: 9780385476485
By: Ann Waldron

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Eudora Welty is a beloved institution of Southern fiction and American literature, whose closely guarded privacy has prevented a full-scale study of her life and work--until now.A significant contribution to the world of letters, Ann Waldron's biography chronicles the history and achievements of one of our greatest living authors, from a Mississippi childhood to the sale of her first short story, from her literary friendships with Katherine Anne Porter and Elizabeth Bowen to her rivalry with Carson McCullers.Elegant and authoritative, this first biography to chart the life of a national treasure is a must-have for Welty fans and scholars everywhere.

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I was skeptical at first about reading this because the author did not have the cooperation of Eudora Welty or any of her associates. But I love Eudora Welty and wanted to learn more about her. Although it is written from other written sources rather than interviews, I learned a lot and have thought about it often. Some of the inspirations and background for her short stories and novels is highlighted which makes me want to go back and re-read some of Welty's works.

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