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Essential Welty CD: Why I Live at the P.O., A Memory, Powerhouse and Petrified Man

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In 1956, Caedmon had the great fortune to record Eudora Welty reading some of her finest stories. In her sweetly vibrant Mississippi drawl, Ms. Welty deftly draws the listener in to the uproariously multilayered "Why I Live at the P.O.," the spontaneous "Powerhouse" and the insightful voice of women's truths in "Petrified Man." Ms. Welty's reading brings immediacy and reso...more
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Published June 27th 2006 by Caedmon
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Listened to the author read these on CD. She talks really fast!! I liked "Why I live at the PO" best.
Lane Willson
This is an "audiobook" that is very short, just over an hour, which Ms. Welty reads herself. I took a Southern Literature class my senior year of high school and fell in love with Flannery O'Conner and her. Shortly thereafter I got to hear Ms. Welty speak and read some of her work at an event in Chattanooga. Her rich voice is the sweet sound that make the truth more than just bearable, and even in her at times uncomfortable honesty I found myself hoping there was more.

A real treat to hear Miss Eudora read her work, esp. the first story, "Why I Live at the P.O.". Though read VERY fast, I get that this speed for this particular story was, well, essential. She does NOT read the other three stories at such a rapid-fire pace.
Disappointing in that it offers only FOUR stories.
Listened to the author read these on CD. As another reviewer has said, she talks really fast!! I also liked "Why I live at the PO" best. Welty's characters are salty and sassy. I dig it.
Apr 14, 2013 Stephanie marked it as not-read
She read too fast for me to follow!! Could not listen to this. God help me if I lose my vision and have to rely on audio books to "read."
Apr 05, 2010 Jed rated it 5 of 5 stars
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it could be that the only thing better than reading welty is to hear her read it to you.
Why I Live at the P.O. Is the funniest story I have ever heard. It's brilliant.
VG if you like Southern Lit. Read by author with humor and irony and sass.
her voice reading three of her stories. what a treat.
Three stories from this author as read by her. Awesome.
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Eudora Alice Welty was an award-winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South. Her book The Optimist's Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 and she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America.

Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived a sig...more
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