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The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty [NOOK Book]

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This complete collection includes all the published stories of Eudora Welty. There are forty-one stories in all, including the earlier collections A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The Golden Apples, and The Bride of the Innisfallen, as well as previously uncollected stories. With a Preface written by the Author especially for this edition.

Winner of the 1983 National Book Award

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The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

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Overview

This complete collection includes all the published stories of Eudora Welty. There are forty-one stories in all, including the earlier collections A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The Golden Apples, and The Bride of the Innisfallen, as well as previously uncollected stories. With a Preface written by the Author especially for this edition.

Winner of the 1983 National Book Award

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547538235
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 2/1/1982
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 43,952
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Eudora Welty
EUDORA WELTY (1909-2001) was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and attended the Mississippi State College for Women, the University of Wisconsin, and Columbia University (where she studied advertising). In addition to short fiction, Welty wrote novels, novellas, essays, and reviews, and was the winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Biography

Although she traveled extensively and lived in various places during her extraordinary literary career, short story writer and novelist Eudora Welty seemed always to return to Jackson, Mississippi, the beloved hometown where she spent most of her adult life and where she undoubtedly drew inspiration for her pitch-perfect regional fiction.

Born into a happy, close-knit family on April 13, 1909, Welty attended Mississippi State College, graduated from the University of Wisconsin, then moved to New York in 1930 to attend Columbia's business school for advertising. A year later, her father's death brought her home. She worked locally in radio, wrote articles for a newspaper, and served as a publicity agent for the WPA throughout rural areas of the state. (A gifted photographer, Welty shot a number of remarkable candids at this time which were later published in the 1978 collection One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression.) A few of her stories appeared in small literary magazines in the late 1930s, but it was not until the following decade that her career took off. Her first short fiction collection, A Curtain of Green, and a debut novella, The Robber Bridegroom, were published respectively in 1941 and 1942.

Although Welty has penned some wonderful full-length novels (The Ponder Heart, Losing Battles, The Optimist's Daughter), it is her short stories -- peopled with peculiar, colorful eccentrics who maintain an undeniable charm in spite of their grotesquerie -- that have cemented her reputation as one of our finest regional writers. During her long literary career she accrued dozens of honors, including multiple O. Henry Awards, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, France's Legion of Honor, and dozens of honorary degrees. On July, 23, 2001, she died peacefully in her home in Jackson, Mississippi. She was 92 years old.

Good To Know

  • Welty worked for a year at The New York Times Book Review, where she wrote about war-related topics under the pseudonym "Michael Ravenna."

  • In 1964, Welty published her one and only story for children, The Shoe Bird.

  • Culled from a series of lectures she delivered at Harvard, Welty's memoir, One Writer's Beginnings, was published in 1984.

  • So legendary was Welty's "niceness" that her agent Timothy Seldes told a wonderful, apocryphal story at her funeral. Supposedly, as the author lay on her deathbed, her doctor leaned over and asked "Eudora, is there anything I can do for you?" Her rumored reply? "No, but thank you so much for inviting me to the party."
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      1. Date of Birth:
        April 13, 1909
      2. Place of Birth:
        Jackson, Mississippi
      1. Date of Death:
        July 23, 2001
      2. Place of Death:
        Jackson, Mississippi
      1. Education:
        University of Wisconsin

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    I was getting along fine with Mama, Papa-Daddy and Uncle Rondo until my sister Stella=Rondo just separated from her husband and came back home again. Mr. Whitaker! Of course I went with Mr. Whitaker first, when he first appeared here in China Grove, taking "Pose Youself" photos, and Stella-Rondo broke us up. Told him I was one-sided. Bigger on one side than the other, which is a deliberate, calculated falsehood: I'm the same. Stella-Rondo is exactly twelve months to the day younger than I am and for that reason she's spoiled.
    —from "Why I Live at the P.O."
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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 28, 2004

      Greatness Personified

      There are a lot of different kinds of fiction writers, so it's really impossible to claim one as the 'Best,' but for my money Eudora Welty wrote some of the best fiction America has ever produced. From a pure storytelling level, Eudora Welty can only be equaled, never bested, and even then only rarely. Maybe you don't get the action and genre fireworks found elsewhere, but you get more humanity, though without gross sentimentality. Her characters are the most precisely drawn I have ever read and her plots are real, never overbearing. She will always be at the top of my list, bar none.

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      Timeless

      This will now be the fourth time I've purchased this book for myself in my lifetime. I give it away, or lose it all over. I would buy it again just for the story 'Powerhouse'. One of my favorites in the English language. Maybe I be back for a fifth. I hope they sell this in the afterlife. I'd buy it there too!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted January 2, 2000

      A wonderful Life - Eudora Welty

      I was first introduced to Eudora Welty in college and I find her writing a continual joy. Its a must for teen reading, or any reader in any season of their life.

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      Book opens on title page, Not cover

      Rip off.

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