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by Eudora Welty

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Title:One Writer's Beginnings (The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization)
Authors:Eudora Welty
Info:Harvard University Press (1998), Paperback, 104 pages
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A brief memoir of Eudora Welty's childhood in Mississippi and the people who influenced the writer she became, it is a pleasant slice of southern life in the early 20th century. Many of the memorable people in her formative years later reappear incognito as characters in her stories. Her family history and accompanying mysteries are contemplated from the aspect of a child trying to figure out the world around her. It doesn't speak of how to right so much as it is about her font of inspiration. ( )
  varielle | May 23, 2016 |
Sweet little gem of a book... ( )
  Gingermama | Jan 24, 2016 |
Starts out wonderfully, but ebbs as she goes—the language becoming more clunky toward the end. One Writer's Beginnings is an autobiographical look at how Welty became the author she is. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
Starts out wonderfully, but ebbs as she goes—the language becoming more clunky toward the end. One Writer's Beginnings is an autobiographical look at how Welty became the author she is. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
I found this interesting from a historical perspective, though it offered little as an instructional book on writing. It is a gentle look backward in time. ( )
  penelopemarzec | Jan 19, 2016 |
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To the memory of my parents / Christian Webb Welty / 1879-1931 / Chestina Andrews Welty / 1883-1966
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In our house on North Congress Street in Jackson, Mississippi, where I was born, the oldest of three children, in 1909, we grew up to the striking of clocks.
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Among the most beloved of American writers, Eudora Welty's stories and novels have entertained us for over half a century. Here, in her memoirs, she writes with her usual candor and grace about how a writer's sensibilities are shaped. As compelling as her stories, as witty as her personality, as finely honed as her fiction, Welty's account of her life is a powerful and fulfilling read.

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The autobiography of the fiction writer whose honors include the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for fiction.

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