The Collected Stories

The Collected Stories Description:

b With a preface written by the author especially for this edition this is the complete collection of stories by Eudora Welty b Including the earlier collections i A Curtain of Green i i The Wide Net i i The Golden Apples i and i The Bride of the Innisfallen i as well as previously uncollected ones these forty one stories demonstrate Eudora Welty s talent for writing from diverse points of view with vision that is sweet by nature always humanizing uncannily objective but never angry i Washington Post i br br A curtain of green and other stories Lily Daw and the three ladies br A piece of news br Petrified man br The key br Keela the outcast Indian maiden br Why I live at the P O br The whistle br The hitch hikers br A memory br Clytie br Old Mr Marblehall br Flowers for Marjorie br A curtain of green br A visit of charity br Death of a traveling salesman br Powerhouse br A worn path br The wide net and other stories First love br The wide net br A still moment br Asphodel br The winds br The purple hat br Livvie br At the landing br The golden apples Shower of gold br June recital br Sir Rabbit br Moon Lake br The whole world knows br Music from Spain br The wanderers br The bride of the Innisfallen and other stories No place for you my love br The burning br The bride of the Innisfallen br Ladies in spring br Circe br Kin br Going to Naples br Uncollected stories Where is the voice coming from br The demonstrators

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

The Optimist's Daughter

The Optimist's Daughter Description:

The Optimist s Daughter is the story of Laurel McKelva Hand a young woman who has left the South and returns years later to New Orleans where her father is dying After his death she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther to the small Mississippi town where she grew up Alone in the old house Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past herself and her parents

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

One Writer's Beginnings

One Writer's Beginnings Description:

Now available as an audio CD in Eudora Welty s own voice or as a book br br Eudora Welty was born in in Jackson Mississippi In a continuous thread of revelation she sketches her autobiography and tells us how her family and her surroundings contributed to the shaping not only of her personality but of her writing Homely and commonplace sights sounds and objects resonate with the emotions of recollection the striking clocks the Victrola her orphaned father s coverless little book saved since boyhood the tall mountains of the West Virginia back country that become a metaphor for her mother s sturdy independence Eudora s earliest box camera that suspended a moment forever and taught her that every feeling awaits a gesture She has recreated this vanished world with the same subtlety and insight that mark her fiction br br Even if Eudora Welty were not a major writer her description of growing up in the South of the interplay between black and white between town and countryside between dedicated schoolteachers and the public they taught would he notable That she is a splendid writer of fiction gives her own experience a family likeness to others in the generation of young Southerners that produced a literary renaissance Until publication of this book she had discouraged biographical investigations It undoubtedly was not easy for this shy and reticent lady to undertake her own literary biography to relive her own memories painful as well as pleasant to go through letters and photographs of her parents and grandparents But we are in her debt for the distillation of experience she offers us is a rare pleasure for her admirers a treat to everyone who loves good writing and anyone who is interested in the seeds of creativity

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Delta Wedding

Delta Wedding Description:

A vivid and charming portrait of a large southern family the Fairchilds who live on a plantation in the Mississippi delta The story set in is exquisitely woven from the ordinary events of family life centered around the visit of a young relative Laura McRaven and the family s preparations for her cousin Dabney s wedding br

Rating: 3.73 out of 5

The Ponder Heart

The Ponder Heart Description:

Uncle Daniel Ponder whose fortune is exceeded only by his desire to give it away is a source of vexation for his niece Edna Earle Uncle Daniel s trial for the alleged murder of his seventeen year old bride is a comic masterpiece Awarded the William Dean Howells Medal of the american Academy of Arts and Letters Drawings by Joe Krush br

Rating: 3.54 out of 5

Why I Live at the P.O. and Other Stories

Why I Live at the P.O. and Other Stories Description:

Eudora Welty is one of America s most distinguished writers Her reputation rests largely on her skill and delicacy in portraying a wide range of characters rich and poor black and white Her style is marked by her perception of the Southern character her ear for colloquial speech and her ability to endow her portraits of small town life with a universal significance Included are four stories that capture the heart of the American South

Rating: 3.42 out of 5

The Robber Bridegroom

The Robber Bridegroom Description:

Legendary figures of Mississippi s past flatboatman Mike Fink and the dreaded Harp brothers mingle with characters from Eudora Welty s own imagination in an exuberant fantasy set along the Natchez Trace Berry stained bandit of the woods Jamie Lockhart steals Rosamond the beautiful daughter of pioneer planter Clement Musgrove to set in motion this frontier fairy tale br br For all her wild rich fancy Welty writes prose that is as disciplined as it is beautiful New Yorker

Rating: 3.30 out of 5

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories Description:

In her now famous introduction to this first collection by a then unknown young writer from Mississippi named Eudora Welty Katherine Anne Porter wrote that there is even in the smallest story a sense of power in reserve which makes me believe firmly that splendid beginning that it is it is only the beginning Porter was of course prophetic and the beginning was splendid i A Curtain of Green i both introduced and established Eudora Welty as in instinctive genius of short fiction and in this groundbreaking collection which includes Powerhouse and Keela the Outcast Indian Maiden are the first great works of a great American writer

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

The Golden Apples

The Golden Apples Description:

Welty is on home ground in the state of Mississippi in this collection of seven stories She portrays the MacLains the Starks the Moodys and other families of the fictitious town of Morgana I doubt that a better book about the South one that more completely gets the feel of the particular texture of Southern life and its special tone and pattern has ever been written New Yorker br

Rating: 3.73 out of 5

A Worn Path

A Worn Path Description:

Phoenix Jackson an old woman is on a dangerous journey through the woods to get medicine for her grandson br br The Atlantic Monthly first published the story in February

Rating: 3.45 out of 5