A transcript of the Massey Lectures delivered at Harvard in 1983, Eudora Welty's ONE WRITER'S BEGINNINGS describes her upbringing in Mississippi and the early years of her career as a writer. "Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories," Welty says, and her descriptions of doing just that--lying low, keeping her ears closely tuned to the conversations of the grownups around her--are priceless, providing insight into not only her methods but her subject matter: the rural Southerners, in all their colorful eccentricity, among whom she grew up. Welty's memoir of the writing life has become a classic of autobiography and an inspiration for writers everywhere.
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.
The acclaimed best seller by a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer... a richly detailed glimpse into her evocative childhood....
I loved this book as Eudora Welty is one of my all time favorites.
Autobiography of her early life to the freshman years of her writing. An American icon.