Eudora Welty: A Biography (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…

PRAISE FOR EUDORA WELTY "Suzanne Marrs has written an admirable, engrossing and gently gripping biography fully worthy of its remarkable subject."--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Ms. Marrs embraces Welty's own largely joyous take on her life even while probing its difficulties and disappointments."--The Wall Street Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156030632
ISBN-10: 0156030632
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publication Date: October 9th, 2006
Pages: 652
Language: English