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Shelter and Beyond 1909-1931 On April 13, 1909, Eudora Alice Welty was born to Christian Webb and Chestina Andrews Welty. The young couple had been living in Jackson, Mississippi, since their marriage five years earlier. He had come from Ohio, she from West Virginia; they had met when Chris, as he was known, worked one summer at a logging camp near her home. Courtship had led to love, and they had chosen to begin their married life in Mississippi's rapidly growing capital city; Jackson's population had been slightly less than eight thousand in 1900, but by 1910 it would have more than tripled. In this booming town, the Weltys prospered: In 1906 Chris joined the newly established Lamar Life Insurance Company as its cashier, becoming the assistant secretary by year's end, and in 1908 the couple built their first house, on North Congress Street. Though Chestina, or Chessie as her husband called her, kept a cow and chickens in the backyard, the Weltys lived within six blocks of Chris's office and of the downtown theaters, department stores, and grocers; within two blocks of the state capitol; and within three blocks of Galloway Methodist Church, to which they belonged. They also lived across the street from a grammar school and within sight of a cemetery. Their first child, a son born in 1906, lay in that cemetery, having died at the age of fifteen months. This loss had been devastating, but now the birth of a daughter was cause for both great rejoicing and great resolve. Chris and Chessie would be protective parents indeed. An ardent amateur photographer as well as an excited new father, Chris constantly snapped pictures of his daughter-as a babe in her mother's arms; in a specially ordered bonnet; on her first Christmas; on a trip to West Virginia and Ohio the summer after her birth; at home, attempting her first steps; with a miniature baby carriage and doll; in the yard with her mother's chickens; in a fine dress for her three-year-old birthday party. Chestina gathered these pictures and many others into an album and wrote captions for the photos; below a picture of Chris and Eudora she wrote "a proud Daddy," and below one of herself with the baby, she added "and mother too." From the first, Eudora Welty was reared in an atmosphere of abundant parental love.1 She was also reared in a book-filled environment. By the time she was two or three years old, Eudora knew, as she wrote in her autobiography, that "any room in our house, at any time of day, was there to read in, or to be read to. My mother read to me. She'd read to me in the big bedroom in the mornings, when we were in her rocker together, which ticked in rhythm as we rocked, as though we had a cricket accompanying the story. She'd read to me in the diningroom on winter afternoons in front of the coal fire, with our cuckoo clock ending the story with 'Cuckoo,' and at night when I'd got in my own bed. I must have given her no peace. Sometimes she read to me in the kitchen Biography & Autobiography Biography & Autobiography eBook, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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[EAN: 9780156030632], [PU: Mariner Books], Literary Criticism|American|General, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Literary, Biography & Autobiography|Women, This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Introduction 1. Shelter and Beyond 1909-1931 2. Self-Discovery 1931-1941 3. "Being Apart from What Matters" World War II and the Home Front, 1941-1945 4. "Love First and then Separateness" 1945-1951 5. Finding a Way Out 1951-1956 6. Losing Battles 1957-1966 7. Defending Against Time 1966-1973 8. "The Strong Present Tense" On and Off the Road 1974-1980 9. "Ceaselessly Into the Past" Self-Portraits 1980-1984 10. "The Lonesomeness and Hilarity of Survival" 1984-1991 11. "Old Age Hath Yet Her Honor and Her Toil" 1991-2001 Acknowledgments Appendices Notes Bibliography Permissions acknowledgments Index

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Eudora Welty's works are treasures of American litera-ture. When her first short-story collection was published in 1941, it heralded the arrival of a genuinely original writer who over the decades wrote hugely popular novels, novellas, essays, and a memoir. By the time she died in 2001, Welty had been given numerous literary awards and was all but shrouded in admiration. In this definitive account, Suzanne Marrs restores Welty's story to human proportions, tracing Welty's life from her roots in Jackson, Mississippi, to her rise to international stature. Making generous use of Welty's correspondence, particularly with contemporaries and admirers including Katherine Anne Porter and E. M. Forster, Marrs has crafted a fitting and fascinating tribute to one of the finest writers of the twentieth century. Eudora Welty: A Biography Marrs, Suzanne, Harvest Books

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Eudora Welty: A Biography
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Marrs, Suzanne

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Eudora Welty: A Biography

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0156030632

In this definitive account of the life of one of the finest writers of the 20th century, Marrs restores Eudora Welty's story to human proportions, tracing Welty's history from her roots in Jackson, Mississippi, to her rise to international stature.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780156030632
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0156030632
Livre de poche
Date de parution: 2006
Editeur: HARVEST BOOKS
652 Pages
Poids: 0,650 kg
Langue: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0156030632

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