Eudora Welty


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Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001) was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South. Her novel The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. Her house in Jackson, Mississippi, is a ... more »

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  • ''Greater than scene ... is situation. Greater than situation is implication. Greater than all of these is a single, entire human being, who will never be confined in any frame.''
    Eudora Welty (b. 1909), U.S. fiction writer. One Writer's Beginnings, ch. 3 (1984).
  • ''My mother read secondarily for information; she sank as a hedonist into novels. She read Dickens in the spirit in which she would have eloped with him.''
    Eudora Welty (b. 1909), U.S. fiction writer. One Writer's Beginnings, ch. 1 (1984). Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a greatly beloved British nove...
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