Novelist, short story writer, and photographer, Eudora Welty has come to typify the Southern writer. Many of her works focus on interpersonal relationships, and they acutely capture the dialect and feel of her Mississippi roots. Among her best-known works are the short stories "Why I Live at the P.O." (inspiration for the software e-mail program, Eudora[registered]) and "The Petrified Man." Her novel "The Optimist's Daughter" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973.
Introduction / Harold Bloom Welty's transformations of the public, the private, and the political / Peggy Whitman Prenshaw Monkeying around : Welty's "powerhouse," blues-jazz, and the signifying connection / Kenneth Bearden Phoenix has no coat : historicity, eschatology, and sins of omission in Eudora Welty's "A worn path" / Dean Bethea Why sister lives at the P.O. / Charles E. May The love and the separateness in Miss Welty / Robert Penn Warren "All things are double," Eudora Welty as a civilized writer / Warren French "The treasure most dearly regarded," memory and imagination in Delta wedding / Suzanne Marrs The golden apples / Elizabeth Bowen The strategy of Edna Earle Ponder / Marilyn Arnold The bride of the Innisfallen / Ruth M. Vande Kieft "Foes well matched or sweethearts come together," the love story in Losing battles / Sally Wolff The onlooker, smiling : an early reading of The optimist's daughter / Reynolds Price The optimist's daughter : a woman's memory / Franziska Gygax Eudora Welty's sense of place / Denis Donoghue.