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.
A Curtain of Green: and Other Storiesby Eudora Welty
This is the first collection of Welty’s stories, originally published in 1941. It includes such classics as “A Worn Path,” “Petrified Man,” “Why I Live at the P.O.,” and “Death of a Traveling Salesman.” The historic Introduction by Katherine Anne Porter brought Welty to the attention of the american reading… See more details below
This is the first collection of Welty’s stories, originally published in 1941. It includes such classics as “A Worn Path,” “Petrified Man,” “Why I Live at the P.O.,” and “Death of a Traveling Salesman.” The historic Introduction by Katherine Anne Porter brought Welty to the attention of the american reading public.
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- April 13, 1909
- Date of Death:
- July 23, 2001
- Place of Birth:
- Jackson, Mississippi
- Place of Death:
- Jackson, Mississippi
- University of Wisconsin
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Eudora Welty wrote eloquently about the authentic characters that surrounded her in her native home of Jackson, Missippi and other southern areas. As a southerner myself whose grandparents came from Mississippi, I revelled in her beautiful descriptive prose that illuminated the characters and happenings of everyday life from that particular region of the country. Mrs. Welty was truly gifted at presenting a piece of writing that surprisingly leads the reader to consider her point of view without realizing that you're doing so. I have never read such wonderful accounts of the mundaneness and sameness of everyday life; with her vivid portrayals my thoughts touched back to long forgotten memories, feelings and sights- some wonderful, some tragic- that are uniquely southern. The reader should find this a wonderful example of Mrs. Welty's poignant understanding of the people of this area and will enjoy the perfect presentation through her keen and insightful writing style.