Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty

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Eudora Welty's works are treasures of American literature. When her first short-story collection was published in 1941, it heralded the arrival of a genuinely original writer who over the decades wrote hugely popular novels, novellas, essays, and a memoir, One Writer's Beginnings, that became a national bestseller. By the end of her life, Welty (who died in 2001) had been given nearly every literary award there was and was all but shrouded in admiration.
In this definitive and authoritative account, Suzanne Marrs restores Welty's story to human proportions, tracing Welty's life from her roots in Jackson, Mississippi, to her rise to international stature. Making generous use of Welty's correspondence-particularly with contemporaries and admirers, including Katherine Anne Porter, E. M. Forster, and Elizabeth Bowen-Marrs has provided a fitting and fascinating tribute to one of the finest writers of the twentieth century.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 652 pages
  • 157.5 x 228.6 x 43.2mm | 1,020.59g
  • Harcourt Brace International
  • Orlando, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 0151009147
  • 9780151009145

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PRAISE FOR ONE WRITER'S IMAGINATION
"Suzanne Marrs knows more about Eudora Welty than anyone else, and here she serves up a generous portion of her knowledge. In Marrs's clear-eyed gaze, Welty only goes on growing as a woman, a writer, a human being; and what Marrs sees is convincing."
-REYNOLDS PRICE
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