(1909 - )
Is considered, by some, to be the most distinguished surviving writer of the Southern Renaissance. Born in Jackson. Miss., she attended college at Mississippi State College for Women from 1925-27. Initially, her literary work was not well received. However, by the late 1930s her work began to appear in magazines. She is best known for her short stories, such as: "A Curtain of Green," "The Robber Bridegroom" and "Delta Wedding." In 1973, she won a Pulitzer Prize for "The Optimist's Daughter." Welty largely writes about themes relative to her native Mississippi, with her characters struggling to retain their own values against the pervasive and intrusive Southern family.
- A Reader's Guide to Twentieth Century Writers
Pub Date: 5/31/98