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Eudora Welty (1909–2001)

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98+ opere 13,664 membri 238 recensioni 81 preferito

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Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi on April 13, 1909. She was educated at the Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Mississippi, and at the University of Wisconsin. She moved to New York in 1930 to study advertising at the Columbia University business school. After her mostra altro father's death, she moved back to Jackson in 1931. She held various jobs on local newspapers and at a radio station before becoming a publicity agent for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal program. Travelling through the state of Mississippi opened her eyes to the misery of the great depression and resulted in a series of photographs, which were exhibited in a one-women show in New York in 1936 and were eventually published as One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression in 1971. She stopped working for the WPA in 1936. Her first stories, Magic and Death of a Travelling Salesman, were published in small magazines in 1936. Some of her better-known short stories are Why I Live at the P.O., Petrified Man, and A Worn Path. Her short story collections include A Curtain of Green, The Golden Apples, The Wide Net and Other Stories, and The Bride of Innisfallen and Other Stories. Her first novel, The Robber Bridegroom, was published in 1942. Her other novels include Delta Wedding, The Ponder Heart, Losing Battles, and The Optimist's Daughter, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972. She received the gold medal for fiction from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1972. Her nonfiction works include A Snapshot Album, The Eye of the Storm: Selected Essays and Reviews, and One Writer's Beginnings. She died from complications following pneumonia on July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Eudora Welty

La figlia dell'ottimista (1972) 2,611 copie
One Writer's Beginnings (1983) 1,714 copie
Nozze sul Delta: romanzo (1946) 987 copie
Losing Battles (1970) 693 copie
The Ponder Heart (1954) 582 copie
The Robber Bridegroom (1942) 494 copie
The Golden Apples (1947) 438 copie
Thirteen Stories (1965) 417 copie
On Writing (Modern Library) (2002) 207 copie
Eudora Welty Photographs (1989) 154 copie
Why I Live at the P.O. (1995) 132 copie
Country Churchyards (2000) 48 copie
The Shoe Bird (1964) 37 copie
Moon Lake [short story] (2011) 31 copie
A Worn Path (1991) 22 copie
On William Faulkner (2003) 16 copie
Eudora Welty Reads (1998) 10 copie
Early Escapades (2005) 7 copie
Clytie 6 copie
Petrified Man (2014) 5 copie
Lily Daw and the Three Ladies (1972) — Autore — 3 copie
Acrobats in a Park. (1980) 2 copie
Fictions (2000) 2 copie
Powerhouse 2 copie
Wide Net, the (1943) 1 copia
Delta Wdding 1 copia
Three Papers on Fiction (1962) 1 copia
[No title] 1 copia

Opere correlate

Gita al faro (1927) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni17,408 copie
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Collaboratore — 1,546 copie
Death of a Salesman [critical edition] (1967) — Collaboratore — 1,252 copie
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni913 copie
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Collaboratore — 771 copie
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Collaboratore — 741 copie
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Collaboratore — 674 copie
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992) — Collaboratore — 534 copie
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Collaboratore — 510 copie
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Collaboratore — 492 copie
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Collaboratore — 459 copie
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Collaboratore — 410 copie
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Collaboratore — 368 copie
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Collaboratore — 367 copie
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Collaboratore — 364 copie
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Collaboratore — 323 copie
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Collaboratore — 291 copie
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Collaboratore — 290 copie
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015) — Collaboratore — 276 copie
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Collaboratore — 267 copie
Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems (2015) — Immagine di copertina — 218 copie
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Collaboratore — 211 copie
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Collaboratore — 193 copie
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Collaboratore — 147 copie
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Collaboratore — 133 copie
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Collaboratore — 133 copie
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Collaboratore — 122 copie
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Collaboratore — 121 copie
Downhome: An Anthology of Southern Women Writers (1995) — Collaboratore — 115 copie
Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Collaboratore — 113 copie
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Collaboratore — 111 copie
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Collaboratore — 98 copie
The Granta Book of the American Long Story (1822) — Collaboratore — 98 copie
American Short Stories (1976) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni95 copie
Skin Deep: Black Women and White Women Write About Race (1602) — Collaboratore — 89 copie
Ten Modern Masters: An Anthology of the Short Story (1953) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni74 copie
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (1958) — Collaboratore — 68 copie
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Collaboratore — 66 copie
Art of Fiction (1967) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1943 (1943) — Collaboratore — 48 copie
Masters of the Modern Short Story (1945) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Collaboratore — 39 copie
New Orleans Noir 2: The Classics (2016) — Collaboratore — 37 copie
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Collaboratore — 36 copie
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Collaboratore — 33 copie
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Collaboratore — 32 copie
Hot and Cool: Jazz Short Stories (1990) — Collaboratore — 30 copie
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Collaboratore — 26 copie
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1997) — Collaboratore — 26 copie
The Seas of God: Great Stories of the Human Spirit (1944) — Collaboratore — 25 copie
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Collaboratore — 22 copie
The Robber Bridegroom (1978) 18 copie
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Collaboratore — 15 copie
Mississippi Writers: An Anthology (1991) — Collaboratore — 14 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Stories of Initiation. (Lernmaterialien) (1978) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
31 Stories (1960) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
Inward Journey (1987) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
The Penguin New Writing No. 36 (1949) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Collaboratore — 10 copie
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Open Secrets (1972) 8 copie
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1941 (1941) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Time to Be Young: Great Stories of the Growing Years (1945) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Twenty-Three Modern Stories (1963) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
The College Short Story Reader (1948) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Modern Short Stories — Collaboratore — 1 copia
The Avon Annual 1945: 18 Great Modern Stories (1945) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Whole Pieces (1990) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Stories of Sudden Truth (1953) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
15 Great Stories of Today (1946) — Collaboratore — 1 copia

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Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Welty, Eudora Alice
Data di nascita
1909-04-13
Data di morte
2001-07-23
Luogo di sepoltura
Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Luogo di morte
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Luogo di residenza
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Istruzione
Mississippi State College for Women (Mississippi University for Women)
University of Wisconsin (BA|1929)
Columbia University Graduate School of Business (1930-31)
Attività lavorative
novelist
short-story writer
photographer
publicity agent
reporter
lecturer (mostra tutto 7)
teacher
Relazioni
Porter, Katherine Anne (friend)
Aswell, Mary Louise (friend|correspondent)
Organizzazioni
American Academy of Arts and Letters ( [1952])
Fellowship of Southern Writers (charter member)
Works Progress Administration
The New York Times
Harvard University (lecturer)
Junior League of Jackson (mostra tutto 7)
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
Premi e riconoscimenti
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1980)
National Medal of Arts (1986)
National Book Foundation Medal (1991)
Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award (1991)
Rea Award for the Short Story (1992)
PEN/Malamud Award for the Short Story (1992) (mostra tutto 20)
Charles Frankel Prize (1993)
Distinguished Alumni Award (American Association of State Colleges and Universities ∙ 1993)
Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1987)
Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement (1991)
Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (1996)
America Award (2000)
National Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal (1972)
Edward MacDowell Medal (1970)
National Medal for Literature (1980)
Common Wealth Award (1984)
Order of the South
National Women's Hall of Fame (2000)
National Humanities Medal (1992)
First living author published in the Library of America series

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Discussioni

Delta Wedding Group Read - Discussion Thread in 75 Books Challenge for 2022 (Novembre 2022)
October 2014: Eudora Welty in Monthly Author Reads (Ottobre 2014)
Eudora Welty- American Author Challenge in 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Luglio 2014)

Recensioni

Laurel, vedova quarantenne, torna al paese natale dapprima per assistere il padre malato e poi per il suo funerale. Rivedrà i vecchi amici e suo malgrado dovrà relazionarsi con la giovane matrigna Fay, egoista e priva di sensibilità.
La trama è tutta qui, è chiaro quindi che il focus è su qualcos'altro: si parla in realtà del ritorno alle proprie radici, dell'elaborazione del lutto e del potere dei ricordi. Temi importanti, trattati con garbo e in ottimo stile, ma a mio parere non sempre con la giusta profondità.
E' molto riuscito il ritratto d'ambiente, la tipica provincia del sud claustrofobica ma benintenzionata; anche sui personaggi secondari l'autrice ha fatto un ottimo lavoro, specialmente nel costruire una figura come Fay, talmente povera di spirito e di sentimenti che ne proviamo quasi compassione. A non funzionare è proprio la protagonista, dalla personalità fumosa ed indistinta; sembra muoversi a vuoto in cerca di non si sa cosa, anche le pagine finali in cui si mette a nudo e che dovrebbero servire da cuore emotivo della narrazione non riescono a darle spessore. Tra l'altro proprio quella parte secondo me è la più debole: non si capisce bene dove voglia andare a parare l'autrice e mi sembra che le conclusioni a cui giunge siano più retoriche che sentite.
Il classico libro di cui riconosco i meriti tecnici ma che non mi ha mai davvero emozionato o appassionato.
… (altro)
 
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Opere
98
Opere correlate
94
Utenti
13,664
Popolarità
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Voto
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Recensioni
238
ISBN
261
Lingue
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