Why I Live at the P.O.
Eudora Welty, one of America's great storytellers, relates, in her sweetly vibrant Mississippi drawl, five of her finest stories. from the uproariously irreverent Why I Live at the P.O. and the quieter, richly perceptive A Memory and A Worn Path to sponteneous Powerhouse and the insightful voice of women's truth's in Petrified Man, Welty opens up her stories and invites th...more
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Writers is a great series on UEN. The Eudora Welty House Foundation found and restored a film of unknown interviews and readings by Miss Welty. A wondedful introduction to this prolific writer.
She said this story was inspired by how people isolated in small towns dramatize everything to make life more interesting: have fights, stop talking to each other, give presents and take them back. She says she didn't have a p...more
I wanted to know more about her because I just didn't connect with her writing. I can see how is is of great historical significance as s...more
Second sentimental reason is that when I had kids, my father wanted to be called something besides "Grandpa," and I remembered one of the characters in this story...more
Anywho, it is a comedy, a domestic drama, a glimpse of the South...and, true to its title, it tells us why, indeed, she finds herself living at the little post office where she works. Recommended for everyone!
Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived a sig...more