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A daring life : a biography of Eudora Welty, Carolyn J. Brown

Label
A daring life : a biography of Eudora Welty
Title
A daring life
Title remainder
a biography of Eudora Welty
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn J. Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mississippi author Eudora Welty--winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and the first living writer to be published in the Library of America series--mentored many of today's greatest fiction writers. This fascinating woman observed and wrote brilliantly throughout the majority of the twentieth century (1909-2001). Her life reflects a century of rapid change and is closely entwined with many events that mark our recent history. This biography tells Welty's story, beginning with her parents and their important influence on her reading and writing life. The chapters that follow focus on her education and her most important teachers as well as her life during the Depression and how her new career, just getting started, was interrupted by World War II. Throughout she shows independence and courage in her writing, especially during the turbulent civil rights period of the 1950s and 1960s. After years of care-giving and the deaths of all her immediate family members, Welty persevered, wrote acclaimed short stories, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for The Optimist's Daughter. Her popularity soared in the 1980s after she delivered the three William E. Massey Lectures to standing-room-only crowds at Harvard. The lectures were later published as One Writer's Beginnings and became a New York Times bestseller. This biography will introduce readers of all ages to one of the most significant writers of the past century, a prolific author who comprehends and transcends her Mississippi roots to create short stories, novels, and nonfiction that will endure for all time"--
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Brown, Carolyn J
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.E6
LC item number
Z59 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Welty, Eudora
  • Authors, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
A daring life : a biography of Eudora Welty, Carolyn J. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life in Jackson: Eudora's early years -- Eudora's education -- The 1930's: finding her eye and her voice -- Before the war: friends, fellowship, and early success -- World War II: a promising career interrupted -- The 1960s: personal and political unrest -- Grief and recovery: The optimist's daughter and One writer's beginnings -- The importance of friendship: Eudora's final days -- Afterword Eudora Welty's house
Control code
759909823
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 124 pages
Isbn
9781617032950
Lccn
2011051676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)759909823
Label
A daring life : a biography of Eudora Welty, Carolyn J. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life in Jackson: Eudora's early years -- Eudora's education -- The 1930's: finding her eye and her voice -- Before the war: friends, fellowship, and early success -- World War II: a promising career interrupted -- The 1960s: personal and political unrest -- Grief and recovery: The optimist's daughter and One writer's beginnings -- The importance of friendship: Eudora's final days -- Afterword Eudora Welty's house
Control code
759909823
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 124 pages
Isbn
9781617032950
Lccn
2011051676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)759909823

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