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Eudora Welty

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Eudora Welty was born in 1908 in Jackson, Mississippi, which is still her home. One of America's most distinguished writers, she has published five novels and as many volumes of short stories. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1973.
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Eudora Welty
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Short stories
Clytie (1941)
Powerhouse (1941)
First Love (1942)

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1973) : The Optimist's Daughter
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1983) : The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

Books about Eudora Welty
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Eudora Welty recommends
Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1939)
Katherine Anne Porter
"Most good stories are about the interior of our lives, but Katherine Anne Porter's stories take place there."
Concluding (1948)
Henry Green
"[A] novel of projections, protractions, long shots, and shadows flying ahead, a slow fall. . . . The sinister world of Concluding is . . . beautiful, side-lit and colored like an undersea kingdom."
A Long and Happy Life (1962)
(Mustian family, book 1)
Reynolds Price
"Reynolds Price is the most impressive new writer I've come across in a long time. His is a first-rate talent and we are lucky that he has started so young to write so well. Here is a fine novel."
The Transcendental Murder (1964)
(Homer Kelly, book 1)
Jane Langton
"A delight!... The most enjoyable murder mystery of the year."
One Day (1965)
Wright Morris
"Laying sure hands on the daily is Wright Morris's forte. What the rest of us may have accepted too casually he sets upon with his own highly specialized focus. In this novel, more than ever, the texture of the day and hour, the fabric of speech, the pattern of action are used to show forth the humor of objects, people, places, lives, and in their deeper, more mysterious interrelations is disclosed the larger shape of tragedy."
The Underground Man (1971)
(Lew Archer, book 16)
Ross MacDonald
"A more serious and complex writer than Chandler and Hammett ever were."
Ancestors (1971)
William Maxwell
"William Maxwell's sensitive prose is the good and careful tool of an artist who is always doing exactly what he means to do."
Essential Stories (2005)
V S Pritchett
"He is one of the great pleasure-givers in our language."

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