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  • ISBN 0674639251
  • ISBN13 978-0674639256
  • Language English
  • Author Eudora Welty
  • Publisher Harvard University Press; 5th edition (February 20, 1984)
  • Pages 128
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1981 kb
  • Size Fb2 1474 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 371

Now available as an audio CD, in Eudora Welty's own voice, or as a book.

Eudora Welty was born in 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi. In a "continuous thread of revelation" she sketches her autobiography and tells us how her family and her surroundings contributed to the shaping not only of her personality but of her writing. Homely and commonplace sights, sounds, and objects resonate with the emotions of recollection: the striking clocks, the Victrola, her orphaned father's coverless little book saved since boyhood, the tall mountains of the West Virginia back country that become a metaphor for her mother's sturdy independence, Eudora's earliest box camera that suspended a moment forever and taught her that every feeling awaits a gesture. She has recreated this vanished world with the same subtlety and insight that mark her fiction.

Even if Eudora Welty were not a major writer, her description of growing up in the South--of the interplay between black and white, between town and countryside, between dedicated schoolteachers and the public they taught--would he notable. That she is a splendid writer of fiction gives her own experience a family likeness to others in the generation of young Southerners that produced a literary renaissance. Until publication of this book, she had discouraged biographical investigations. It undoubtedly was not easy for this shy and reticent lady to undertake her own literary biography, to relive her own memories (painful as well as pleasant), to go through letters and photographs of her parents and grandparents. But we are in her debt, for the distillation of experience she offers us is a rare pleasure for her admirers, a treat to everyone who loves good writing and anyone who is interested in the seeds of creativity.


One Writer's Beginnings is a collection of autobiographical essays by Eudora Welty. The book is based on three lectures she delivered at Harvard University in April 1983, as part of the William E. Massey Sr. lecture series.

One Writer's Beginnings is a collection of autobiographical essays by Eudora Welty. The three essays are entitled: Listening, Learning to See, and Finding a Voice. Well received by both critics and fans alike, One Writer's Beginnings was on The New York Times bestseller list for almost a year.

is to be looked for, not in blatant self-advertising confidences, hints and nudges, but in the metaphorical clues she drops, which are the exposures of a disciplined sensibility

is to be looked for, not in blatant self-advertising confidences, hints and nudges, but in the metaphorical clues she drops, which are the exposures of a disciplined sensibility. From them we can deduce a history of a life. One might say her writing, spun out like the web of a 'noiseless patient spider,' is not about but of herself. At bottom, the beauty and astonishment of her fiction, as Emerson might say, is 'all design.

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The best book Eudora Welty has ever written" (. One Writer's Beginnings (1984), an engaging volume of reminiscences originally given as lectures at Harvard University, had the unusual distinction (for a serious work of literary nonfiction published by a university press) of climbing high on the bestseller lists during 1984.

Eudora Welty's One Writer's Beginnings is an excellently composed book about the writer's personal life, and her personal style of writing

Eudora Welty's One Writer's Beginnings is an excellently composed book about the writer's personal life, and her personal style of writing. Welty is a very eminent writer, whose many honors include the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award for fiction, and the Gold Medal for the Novel given for her entire work in fiction. Thus her book about her own personal development as a writer is extremely important, since it provides essential clues to her success.

Eudora Welty (1909–2001) is the author of One Writer's Beginnings, The Robber. Short story collections Library resources about Eudora Welty Resources in your library Resources in other libraries By Eudora Welty Resources in your library Resources in other libraries A Worn Path, 1940 A Curtain of Green, 1941 Petrified Man, 1941 The Wide Net and Other Stories, 1943 Music from Spain, 1948 The Golden Apples, 1949 Selected Stories, 1954 The Bride of the Innisfallen and. Other Stories, 1955 Thirteen Stories, 1965 The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty, 1980 Moon Lake and Other Stories, 1980 Morgana: Two Stories from The Golden Apples, 1988.

The excerpt in autobiography, One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty focuses on the experience the author had in going to the library. She expresses the librarian Mrs. Calloway, using a metaphorical description as a witch.

One Writer's Beginnings is a collection of autobiographical essays by Eudora Welty One Writer's Beginnings. Last updated April 29, 2019

One Writer's Beginnings is a collection of autobiographical essays by Eudora Welty. One Writer's Beginnings. Last updated April 29, 2019. One Writer's Beginnings is a collection of autobiographical essays by Eudora Welty.

One Writer's Beginnings by Eudora Welty is Welty's autobiography which details her childhood and certain factors that influenced her writing career. The first chapter of the book focuses on Welty's childhood and immediate family while the second chapter details her parents' childhoods with an emphasis on their family histories. The final chapter realigns the focal point to Eudora Welty by examining her early adulthood. The One Writer's Beginnings Study Pack contains: One.

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Jum
I read this book over six months ago. And I had to write a paper on it. So I do remember it well since I took very detailed notes. Until this day, it stays with me.

What writers need to remember is how to listen and look around. They need to stop, take time to notice things. As children we observe, read other people; but when we get older, we get lost in ourselves thinking about bills, our jobs, what's for dinner, etc.

We need to listen to sounds but also our hearts. We need to become like children. We need to open ourselves up. It is when we really care to see and listen we notice gold gems to show up in our writing. Good writing lies in details and our understanding of the world around us.

Eudora Welty felt free when she wrote, and she inspired me to do the same: to be free.

It's a wonderful read. If you're a writer, dream and pour your heart out. Search for truth in your writing. This read will inspire your creativity and reassure you with your task at hand if you're a writer.
Funky
"We were all wrapped by the long ride into some cocoon of our own," says Eudora Welty, describing a long family trip in a car.

In general, this is how I feel listening to Eudora Welty's voice; I've collected all of her recorded works because listening to her evokes in me an altered meditative state of bliss. But hearing her on this three-CD recording of her live reading of a memoir with contemplations on writing (Listening, Learning to See, and Finding a Voice) to an audience--well, it's beyond heavenly.

I've always had a fantasy of spending personal time with Ms. Welty. I would like to just hang out with her, listen to anything she'd say--professionally as a mentor writer, or personally. This CD set is as close as I can get to that experience. You hear her goof and apologize, you hear her warmth, and you hear her mesmerizing voice and accent.

There are a very few writers whose voice reading their own work takes it to a level of transcendent joy and meditation for the listener. This is she. This is that.
Uylo
A dandy look at the growth of an underrated, graceful and gracious Mississippi author. She was the voice of the thinking Southern lady. Her short story "Where is the Voice Coming From" is the most chilling look into the mind of evil in its racist form. Written in one night in the summer of 1963, after hearing news of the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers in his Jackson, MS driveway, she transports herself into the life that day of the killer based on what she knew of the racist Southern mind.

This book is a set of 3 profound lectures she gave in 1983 at Harvard on "Listening," "Learning to See," and "Finding a Voice," which seem to be tremendously helpful for writing fiction and finding wonder in the world, past and present.
Onoxyleili
I've been a fan of Eudora Welty since discovering her short stories as a teenager many, many years ago. I wrote her what is probably a typical teenager's fan letter, and she was kind enough to reply and answer some questions I had in detail. I have since read all of her work, and still consider it a disgrace that she never won the Nobel Prize--she deserved it.
This little autobiography is a great read even for those unfamiliar with Miss Welty's work--it's that engaging. As with her fiction, she is particularly adept at providing the atmosphere in the South where she lived her life. By the time I finished reading of her childhood I felt like I had a true and realistic rendering of her family, told with the tenderness and dignity that marks all of her work.
I've always found Welty's friendship with Katherine Ann Porter to be an interesting facet of her early career, since Porter assumed the role of mentor. Miss Porter was, and is, well known for her beauty and was a 'free spirit' when it came to lovers. Regardless of her other attributes, there is no doubt that Eudora was quite ugly to look at, and certainly led a very different personal lifestyle than did Miss Porter. I hope that one day a biographer will further detail their relationship.
As an aside, I have a dual-tape recording set of Miss Welty reading some of her short stories. She had what must be one of the most pleasant and engaging reading voices I've ever heard. If the reader ever has a chance to purchase her on tape, buy it.
I've long felt that Eudora Welty took on the title of the pre-eminent American female writer of the last century following the death of Willa Cather. This little jewel of a book will delight her old fans and possibly create some new ones.
A great gift idea for anyone enjoying biographies.
Snowseeker
Welty has always interested me so I was thrilled to read her -- well, what a heck is this? autobiography, essay,? Yep, both.

Reading this book seemed as if I were sitting down for a conversation with Welty. What a treat. She truly comes alive here.

This book is certainly not for those who want a plot or action. This book does give the reader an idea of what life was like for the author growing up in the South early in the 20th century. It is quiet, thoughtful, and precious.
Kegal
I feel very sorry for those for whom this book meant nothing. It as though they had some internal deafness. Anybody who wants to consider themselves a writer, or a reader, needs to read Welty. It is a matter of taste as to whether you enjoy her writing, as it is whether one enjoys Beethoven, Coltrane, or Verdi. But nobody would dismiss any of them.
Phobism
one of my favorites!
This was great writing and it kept my interest.