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

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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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jadelin, January 22, 2010 (view all comments by jadelin)
An interesting and pensive book. The novel centers around the death of a man and of a way of life for a family. During this transition, there is a collision of personalities and forces, the daughter of the deceased, Laurel, is at the center of it. Laurel finds herself returning to her childhood home in response to her father's illness. There, her stepmother, who is her contemporary, awaits. A Southern life with mannerisms and beliefs which she has left behind serves as a backdrop to Laurel's struggle to accept her past, both distant and recent. This is a fascinating book because it explores that part of life that most of us long to skip. That uncomfortable, unidentified moment in which life is existing in a state of limbo. Welty forces us, as readers to live in that moment with her deftly written novel, its simple, yet thoughtful descriptions of Southern life and an unfettered story line which could only be produced by a truly fine writer.
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ISBN:
9780679728832
McDonald, Erroll:
Welty, Eudora
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Welty, Eudora
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Southern States Fiction.
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
42
Publication Date:
19900831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.03x5.22x.56 in. .47 lbs.

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