Eudora Welty: A Biography

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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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Published in hardcover by Harcourt, 2005, 0-15-100914-7

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Eudora Welty's created some of the finest short fiction ever written. First published in the 1940s, they introduced a genuinely original voice, and launched a career that over the decades would include novels, novellas, reviews, essays, culminating in a 1984 memoir, One Writer's Beginnings, which remains one of her best-loved works. By the time of her death, Welty was bestowed nearly every literary award it is possible to get-the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, six O. Henry Awards, the National Medal of Literature, and the Medal of Freedom. To so many, she was not a writer but an icon.
The Welty who emerges in this authoritative and affectionate biography by Suzanne Marrs will surprise some readers. Here is an account not of a sequestered spinster from Jackson, Mississippi, but of an inveterate traveler and a shrewd observer of her times. Marrs was close to Welty during the last two decades of the writer's life and makes effective use of the material to which this accorded her access, including the letters to and from the two great loves of Welty's life. Marrs also quotes generously from Welty's other correspondence, particularly with contemporaries and admirers, including Katherine Anne Porter, E. M. Forster, and Elizabeth Bowen.
The result is a complete and involving portrait-of a writer of such classics as "Why I Live at the P.O.," "A Worn Path," and Losing Battles, and of a woman passionately engaged by the world to which she bequeathed such timeless treasures.

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