Book Reviews of One writer's beginnings (The William E. Massey, Sr. lectures in the history of American civilization)

One writer's beginnings (The William E. Massey, Sr. lectures in the history of American civilization)
One writer's beginnings - The William E. Massey, Sr. lectures in the history of American civilization
Author: Eudora Welty
ISBN-13: 9780965369299
ISBN-10: 0965369293
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 104
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Publisher: Book-of-th-Month Club
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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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.
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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 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.
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Autobiography of her early life to the freshman years of her writing. An American icon.