Eudora Welty

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Eudora Welty: One Writer’s Beginnings

Glimpses Into a Unique Writer’s Mind “Listening,” “Learning to See” and “Finding a Voice,” Eudora Welty entitled the three chapters of her autobiography “One Writer’s Beginnings.” And while these may be steps that most writers will undergo at some point, Welty’s compact memoir is notable both because it allows a rare glimpse into the celebrated […]

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Eudora Welty: The Ponder Heart

Keen observations in an exquisite piece of humorous Southern writing “The South impresses its image on the Southern writer from the moment he is able to distinguish one sound from another,” Flannery O’Connor wrote in her 1963 essay “The Catholic Novelist in the Protestant South,” and Eudora Welty expressed a similar sentiment roughly 20 years […]

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Eudora Welty: Stories, Essays, & Memoir (Library of America)

Creations of a unique voice “Listening,” “Learning to See” and “Finding a Voice,” Eudora Welty entitled the three chapters of her autobiography “One Writer’s Beginnings,” the concluding entry in this collection, one of the two Library of America compilations dedicated to her work. And while these may be steps that most writers will undergo at […]

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