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Optimist's Daughter

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Publisher Comments:

This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations.

About the Author

Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mis-sissippi, in 1909. She was educated locally and at Mississippi State College for Women, the University of Wisconsin, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Her short stories appeared in The Southern Review, Atlantic Monthly, Harpers Bazaar, The New Yorker, and other magazines. She lectured at a number of colleges, held the William Allan Neilson professorship at Smith and the Lucy Donnelly Fellowship at Bryn Mawr, and was a lecturer at the Conference of American Studies at Cambridge University. She worked under grants from the Rockefeller and Merrill foundations and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and held a Guggenheim Fellow-ship. She was given honorary degrees from Smith, the University of Wisconsin, Western College for Women, Denison University, the University of the South at Sewanee, and Millsaps College in Jackson. She also received the M. Carey Thomas Award from Bryn Mawr, the Brandeis Medal of Achievement, and the Hollins Medal; her novel The Ponder Heart was awarded the Howells Medal for Fiction by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Eudora Welty died in 2001.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394726670
Author:
Welty, Eudora
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Fathers
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Reminiscing
Subject:
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Reunions
Subject:
Family -- Mississippi -- Fiction.
Subject:
Young women -- Mississippi -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
no. 91
Publication Date:
19900811
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.94 x 5.12 x .49 in .375 lb

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