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Eudora Welty

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One of America's most admired authors, Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, which is still her home. She was educated locally and at Mississippi State College for Women, the University of Wisconsin, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She is the author of, among many other books, One Writer's Beginnings, The Robber Bridegroom, Delta Wedding, The Ponder Heart, Losing Battles, and The Optimist's Daughter.

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The Eye of the Story
Selected Essays and Reviews
Written by Eudora Welty


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 29, 1990
Price: $17.95

The Eye of the Story offers Welty's invaluable meditations on the art of writing. In addition to seven essays on craft, this collection brings together her penetrating and instructive commentaries on a wide variety of individual writers, including Jane Austen, E.M. Forster, Willa Cather, Anton Chekhov, William Faulkner, and Virginia Woolf... Read more >

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Losing Battles

Written by Eudora Welty


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 1990
Price: $18.00

On the first Sunday of August, three generations of Granny Vaughn's descendants gather at her home in Banner, Mississippi, to celebrate her ninetieth birthday. Many members of the family are great storytellers and when they get together, the temptation is irresistible--a device that enables Welty to take the reader back into... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Losing Battles

Written by Eudora Welty


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $13.99

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On Writing

Written by Eudora Welty


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 24, 2002
Price: $16.00

Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century’s greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions of what makes a story good, a novel successful, a writer an artist. On Writing presents the... Read more >
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On Writing

Written by Eudora Welty


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 23, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Optimist's Daughter

Written by Eudora Welty


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 1990
Price: $13.95

The Optimist's Daughter, the "best book Eudora Welty has ever written" (The New York Times Book Review), is the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young Southern woman who returns to New Orleans years later because of her dying father. After his death, she and her stepmother go back still farther... Read more >
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The Optimist's Daughter

Written by Eudora Welty


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $9.99

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