Her work introduced readers to educated strong female heroines. As a result, her writing style greatly impacted American literature. Alcott was born on November 29, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their religious and political beliefs deeply inspired Alcott as child.
She grew up with younger brothers Edward Jefferson and Walter Andrews. Eudora soon developed a love of reading reinforced by her mother, who believed that "any room in our house, at any time in the day, was there to read in, or to be read to.
She later used technology for symbolism in her stories and also became an avid photographer, like her father. At the suggestion of her father, she studied advertising at Columbia University.
Because she graduated in the depths of the Great Depressionshe struggled to find work in New York. Soon after Welty returned to Jackson inher father died of leukemia. She took a job at a local radio station and wrote about Jackson society for the Memphis newspaper Commercial Appeal.
As a publicity agent, she collected stories, conducted interviews, and took photographs of daily life in Mississippi. She gained a wider view of Southern life and the human relationships that she drew from for her short stories.
Three years later, she left her job to become a full-time writer. Inshe returned home to Jackson to care for her elderly mother and two brothers. She wrote it in the first person as the assassin.
Her photography was the basis for several of her short stories, including " Why I Live at the P. Although focused on her writing, Welty continued to take photographs until the s. The short story "Why I Live at the P.
The story is about Sister and how she becomes estranged from her family and ends up living at the post office where she works. Seen by critics as quality Southern literaturethe story comically captures family relationships.
Like most of her short stories, Welty masterfully captures Southern idiom and places importance on location and customs. Henry Award in Some critics suggest that she worried about "encroaching on the turf of the male literary giant to the north of her in Oxford, Mississippi—William Faulkner",  and therefore wrote in a fairy-tale style instead of a historical one.
As she later said, she wondered: That is, I ought to have learned by now, from here, what such a man, intent on such a deed, had going on in his mind. I wrote his story—my fiction—in the first person: It was written at a much later date than the bulk of her work.
As poet Howard Moss wrote in The New York Times, the book is "a miracle of compression, the kind of book, small in scope but profound in its implications, that rewards a lifetime of work".
The plot focuses on family struggles when the daughter and the second wife of a judge confront each other in the limited confines of a hospital room while the judge undergoes eye surgery. Welty was a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writersfounded in She also taught creative writing at colleges and in workshops.
Welty personally influenced several young Mississippi writers in their careers including Richard Ford  Ellen Gilchrist and Elizabeth Spencer . Throughout her writing are the recurring themes of the paradox of human relationships, the importance of place a recurring theme in most Southern writingand the importance of mythological influences that help shape the theme.
This particular story uses lack of proper communication to highlight the underlying theme of the paradox of human connection. Place is vitally important to Welty.
She believed that place is what makes fiction seem real, because with place come customs, feelings, and associations. Place answers the questions, "What happened?
This is the job of the storyteller.American novelist Louisa May Alcott worked hard her entire life and eventually was able to make a name for herself. Born on November 29, in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Alcott came into the world as the daughter of two transcendentalist parents.
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When Louisa May Alcott's Little Women was published in it was an instant success. Louisa drew on her experiences in writing the novel.
Louisa May Alcott Biography, Life, Interesting Facts Early life. American novelist and poet Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, , in Germantown, a part of Philadelphia. Her father Amos Bronson Alcott was a transcendentalist and educator, and her mother Abby May- a social worker.
Work/' >Louisa May Alcott (November 29, March 6, ) was an American novelist, best known for the novel Little Women, which she wrote in Alcott was the daughter of noted Transcendentalist Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May the third, and though of New England parentage and residence, was born in Germantown, now part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and.
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