from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Welty, Eudora 1909-2001. American writer known for her tales of rural Southern life. Her works include collections of stories, such as The Golden Apples (1949), and novels, notably The Ponder Heart (1954).

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  • n. United States writer about rural southern life (1909-2001)


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  • In my under-educated opinion, Eudora Welty is my all time favorite.

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  • I would love to say Harper Lee and be done with it, but Eudora Welty is my number one Southern writer.

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  • Eudora Welty is one of those writers I intend to read but have not so far.

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  • Seriously, Eudora Welty is fast becoming one of my heros.


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  • Although Limbert has added "Welty" to the list of names to be retested by a marketing firm, she failed in her duty to address the deeper historical issue even after receiving letters from the NAACP and faculty members opposing the names.


  • When I think of the people who did influence me, Chekhov, Welty, Updike, I only wish they would hurry up and influence me some more.

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  • It sounds crazy, but I would go to the Eudora Welty Library in Jackson and look at old phone books.

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  • In 1994, Eudora Welty told me of her frequent anxiety about the barriers that postal mail placed on a writer.

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  • Her lament came just before email use exploded, primarily because it offers the kind of speed, flexibility and ease of revision that Welty couldn't get at the post office.

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