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Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi on April 13, 1909. She was educated at the Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Mississippi, and at the University of Wisconsin. She moved to New York in 1930 to study advertising at the Columbia University business school. After her father's death, she moved back to Jackson in 1931. She held various jobs on local newspapers and at a radio station before becoming a publicity agent for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal program. Travelling through the state of Mississippi opened her eyes to the misery of the great depression and resulted in a series of photographs, which were exhibited in a one-women show in New York in 1936 and were eventually published as One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression in 1971. She stopped working for the WPA in 1936. Her first stories, Magic and Death of a Travelling Salesman, were published in small magazines in 1936. Some of her better-known short stories are Why I Live at the P.O., Petrified Man, and A Worn Path. Her short story collections include A Curtain of Green, The Golden Apples, The Wide Net and Other Stories, and The Bride of Innisfallen and Other Stories. Her first novel, The Robber Bridegroom, was published in 1942. Her other novels include Delta Wedding, The Ponder Heart, Losing Battles, and The Optimist's Daughter, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972. She received the gold medal for fiction from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1972. Her nonfiction works include A Snapshot Album, The Eye of the Storm: Selected Essays and Reviews, and One Writer's Beginnings. She died from complications following pneumonia on July 23, 2001 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Optimist's Daughter 2,390 copies, 87 reviews
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty 2,217 copies, 15 reviews
One Writer's Beginnings 1,591 copies, 22 reviews
Delta Wedding 896 copies, 20 reviews
Losing Battles 637 copies, 8 reviews
The Ponder Heart 537 copies, 11 reviews
The Robber Bridegroom 462 copies, 15 reviews
The Golden Apples 390 copies, 2 reviews
Thirteen Stories 384 copies, 3 reviews
On Writing (Modern Library) 186 copies, 1 review
Eudora Welty Photographs 142 copies, 1 review
Why I Live at the P.O. 127 copies, 3 reviews
What There Is to Say We Have Said 113 copies, 2 reviews
Country Churchyards 47 copies, 1 review
The Shoe Bird 35 copies, 1 review
A Worn Path 19 copies, 1 review
On William Faulkner 15 copies, 1 review
Moon Lake and Other Stories 13 copies, 1 review
Early Escapades 8 copies, 1 review
Clytie 6 copies, 4 reviews
Petrified Man 4 copies
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Powerhouse 2 copies
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Death of a Salesman [critical edition] (Contributor) 1,205 copies, 8 reviews
The Best American Essays of the Century (Contributor) 697 copies, 4 reviews
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Short Story Masterpieces (Contributor) 600 copies, 4 reviews
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Great American Short Stories (Contributor) 432 copies, 2 reviews
Points of View: Revised Edition (Contributor) 382 copies, 6 reviews
You've Got to Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories… (Introduction; Contributor) 359 copies, 3 reviews
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Women and Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (Contributor) 338 copies, 6 reviews
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Best of Modern Humor (Contributor) 270 copies, 3 reviews
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The Treasury of American Short Stories (Contributor) 247 copies, 1 review
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (Contributor) 219 copies, 4 reviews
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We Are the Stories We Tell (Contributor) 183 copies, 1 review
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Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (Contributor) 113 copies, 3 reviews
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Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (Contributor) 97 copies, 1 review
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Ten Modern Masters: An Anthology of the Short Story (Contributor, some editions) 70 copies
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New Orleans Noir 2: The Classics (Contributor) 36 copies, 3 reviews
Southern Dogs and Their People (Contributor) 35 copies
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