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Works by Eudora Welty (listed in chronological order)
A Curtain of Green. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1941.

The Robber Bridegroom. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1942.

The Wide Net and Other Stories. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1943.

Delta Wedding. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1946.

The Golden Apples. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1949.

The Ponder Heart. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1954.

The Bride of Innisfallen and Other Stories. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1955.

The Shoe Bird. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1964.

Losing Battles. New York: Random House, 1970.

One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression: A Snapshot Album. New York: Random House, 1971.

The Optimist's Daughter. New York: Random House, 1972.

The Eye of the Story: Selected Essays and Reviews. New York: Random House, 1978.

Collected Stories of Eudora Welty. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.

One Writer's Beginnings. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984.

The Norton Book of Friendship, coeditor with Ronald A. Sharp. New York: W.W. Norton, 1991.

Photographs. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1994.

A Writer's Eye: Collected Book Reviews, McHaney, Pearl Amelia, ed. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1994.

Country Churchyards. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000.

Prenshaw, Peggy Whitman, ed. Conversations with Eudora Welty. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1984.

Prenshaw, Peggy Whitman, ed. More Conversations with Eudora Welty. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1996.

Waldron, Ann. Eudora. New York: Random House, 1998.

Polk, Neal. Eudora Welty: A Bibliography of Her Work. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1994.

Swearingen, Bethany C. Eudora Welty, A Critical Bibliography, 1936-1958. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1984.

Thompson, Victor H. Eudora Welty: A Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1976.

Binding, Paul. The Still Moment: Eudora Welty, Portrait of A Writer. London: Virago Press, 1994.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Eudora Welty. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.

Champion, Laurie, ed. The Critical Response to Eudora Welty's Fiction. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Desmond, John F., ed. A Still Moment: Essays on the Art of Eudora Welty. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1978.

Devlin, Albert J. Eudora Welty's Chronicle: A Story of Mississippi Life. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1983.

Devlin, Albert J., ed. Welty: A Life in Literature. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1988.

Dollarhide, Louis D. and Abadie, Ann J., eds. Eudora Welty: A Form of Thanks, Essays by Cleanth Brooks et al. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1979.

Evans, Elizabeth. Eudora Welty. New York: F. Ungar, 1981.

Harrison, Suzan. Eudora Welty and Virginia Woolf : Gender, Genre, and Influence. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997.

Johnston, Carol Ann. Eudora Welty: A Study of the Short Fiction. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1997.

Kreyling, Michael. Eudora Welty's Achievement of Order. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980.

Kreyling, Michael. Author and Agent: Eudora Welty and Diarmuid Russell. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1991.

Manning, Carol S. With Ears Opening Like Morning Glories: Eudora Welty and the Love of Storytelling. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1985.

Pingatore, Diane R. A Reader's Guide to the Short Stories of Eudora Welty. New York: G.K. Hall & Co., 1996.

Prenshaw, Peggy Whitman, ed. Eudora Welty: Critical Essays. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1979.

Prenshaw, Peggy Whitman, ed. Eudora Welty: Thirteen Essays. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1983.

Schmidt, Peter. The Heart of the Story: Eudora Welty's Short Fiction. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1991.

Trouard, Dawn, ed. Eudora Welty: Eye of the Storyteller. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1989.

Turner, W. Craig and Harding, Lee Emling, eds. Critical Essays on Eudora Welty. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1989.

Vande Kieft, Ruth M. Eudora Welty. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1987.

Westling, Louise. Sacred Groves and Ravaged Gardens: The Fiction of Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, and Flannery O'Connor. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1985.


The Mississippi Writers Page
For students or teachers interested in Eudora Welty, this site is illustrated with photographs, including some she took herself as a WPA photographer. It features a long, literary discussion of her various works. Several paragraphs are devoted to the "high comic genre" of The Ponder Heart, as well as to its "lineage" in her other works.

Eudora Welty
For a quick overview of Welty's stories and novels, this site includes short reviews and quotations from her best-known works.

Eudora Welty
This Houghton Mifflin site may be especially useful for those teaching Welty for the first time. Organized into categories such as "classroom issues and strategies," the site gives teachers general ideas about how to approach Welty's works. It also contains short descriptions of Welty's themes and style, as well as suggested connections to other Southern writers such as William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Alice Walker, and Katherine Ann Porter.

New York Times Featured Author: Eudora Welty
This site contains links to the original New York Times reviews of most of Welty's works, including a link to V. S. Pritchett's famous review of The Ponder Heart. ("One of Welty's lighter works, but there is not a mistake in it.") It also contains the first chapter of The Robber Bridegroom; the full text of the story "Lily Daw and the Three Ladies"; "Meeting Miss Welty," an article that describes a journalist's visit with her; "For Unauthorized Biographers, the World Is Very Hostile," an article by Janny Scott that details, among others, Ann Waldron's struggles in writing a biography of Welty; and Welty reading of several of her own stories, including "Why I Live at the P.O."

The Eudora Welty Newsletter
Though the Eudora Welty Newsletter itself may be more suitable overall to scholars of Eudora Welty, the Web site (now managed by Georgia State University) includes several links that are generally useful, such as frequently asked questions about Welty's life and work, with suggestions of specific critical works to consult to find answers. It also includes a brief overview of her life, descriptions of various critical works on Welty, and an extensive list of the awards she won in her lifetime.

Eudora: How a Southern writer came to lend her name to a computer program
This site contains the complete text of Welty's often-taught story, "Why I Live at the P.O." It also tells the story of how a computer programmer was so inspired by this story that he named his now-famous e-mail program "Eudora."

The Mississippi Writers and Musicians Project of Starkville High School
This is a site about Eudora Welty written by students at Starkville High School, Mississippi, for students. It begins with biographical sketches of Welty, then contains several student reviews of her famous short stories.

The Idea of the South
What makes Southern literature "Southern"? In this issue of The Atlantic Online (The Atlantic Monthly Digital Edition, December, 1997), author Benjamin Schwarz looks at three books that identify characteristics of Southern literature. Although challenging for some students, for others this might be a suitable starting place for understanding how Welty fits into the Southern literary tradition.

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