Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001

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Birth 1909-04-13
Death 2001-07-23
Americans
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American author.

From the description of Typed letter signed : Jackson, Miss., to Charles Ryskamp, Director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1985 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875021

The short story writer and novelist Eudora Alice Welty was born on April 13, 1909, in Jackson, Miss. In 1946 she published Delta wedding, her first novel. Her novel The optimist's daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1969. She was a lecturer and writer-in-residence at numerous colleges. She died on July 22, 2001, at the age of 92.

From the description of Eudora Welty letter, 1960 Jan. 18. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 179882151

Eudora Welty is one of the most popular and highly praised American writers of the 20th century. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Welty is an heir to the rich Southern literary tradition, but not limited by it, as her exquisitely constructed and linguistically rich short stories and novels form a remarkably diverse and eminently satisfying ouevre.

From the description of Eudora Welty letters and poem, 1941-1970. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50163391

Eudora Welty (1909-2001) was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South. William Jovanovich was an American publisher and president of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

From the guide to the Eudora Welty correspondence with William Jovanovich, 1964-1989, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Welty was an American novelist and short story writer.

From the description of Eudora Welty letters to Francis Murphy, 1962-1976. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 263979382

Eudora Alice Welty was born April 13, 1909, in Jackson, Miss. Her first novel, DELTA WEDDING, was published in 1946. Her novel, THE OPTIMIST'S DAUGHTER, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1969. She was a lecturer and writer-in-residence at various colleges. She died on July 22, 2001, at the age of 92.

Welty was close friends with John Robinson (1909-1989) of Mississippi. He created many stories and sketches, and published a small percentage of his work. She shared a lifelong friendship with Robinson, even dedicating her novel DELTA WEDDING to him.

From the description of Eudora Welty papers, 1951-1957 (bulk 1951-1952). (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 268661508

Alexander LaFayette Chew Wilder was born on February 16, 1907, in Rochester, New York. He grew up in New Jersey, Long Island, and New York City, and attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, where he studied composition and counterpoint. His career as a composer began in 1930, when he was one of the co-writers of the song “All the King's Horses” for the musical revue Three's a Crowd.

Over the next fifty years, Wilder wrote several hundred popular songs, among them “It's so Peaceful in the Country,” “I'll Be Around,” and “All the Cats Joined In.” (Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Marlene Dietrich, and Anita O'Day are among the artists who recorded Wilder songs.) He also composed sonatas for the bassoon, flute, and tuba, works for the piano, a concerto for saxophone and chamber orchestra, five operas, and a ballet; and published two books: Letters I Never Mailed (1975), and, with James T. Maher, American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950 (1972).

Wilder lived at the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan for nearly fifty years. He died of lung cancer in Gainesville, Florida, in December 1980.

From the guide to the Alec Wilder papers, 1939-2000, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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  • Women novelists, American--Mississippi--Jackson
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