A short summary of Eudora Welty’s Why I Live at the P.O.. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of Why I Live at the P.O. Why I Live at the P.O. and Other Stories has ratings and 48 reviews. Judith said: Repeating myself I love Eudora Welty’s writing, especially her h. Why I Live at the P.O.. Welty, Eudora. Primary Category: Literature / Fiction. Genre: Short Story Primary Source. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty.

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Eudora Welty: Why I Live at the P.O.

During the s, Welty worked as a photographer for the Works Progress Administration, a job that sent her all over the state of Mississippi photographing people from all economic and social classes. I did a bit of reading about Eudora Welty and she had an interesting life.

And I said to Stella-Rondo, “I think I would do well not to criticize so freely if I were you and came home with a two-year-old child I had never said eufora word about, and no explanation whatever about my separation. He thinks I deliberately said he ought to cut off his beard after he got me the P. My favorite story ever! One Writer’s Beginnings Jan 11, Margie Ferguson added it.

She says she didn’t have a psychological plan in mind when she wrote this story. View all 4 comments. I wanted to know more about her because I just didn’t connect with her writing. Oct 02, M.

When you base other works on such texts, wepty with a printed source if .po. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Anyway, I had to stop reading it because it made him laugh so much.

People tell me they heard it as far as the cemetery, and old Aunt Jep Patterson, that had been holding her own so good, thought it was Judgment Day and she shy going to meet her whole family.


I foretold every single thing that’s happened. I had to get five years and fifteen hundred miles away from my home town to fully appreciate to Welty’s writing.

I heard every word he said. Dec 21, Coenraad rated it really liked it. The thermometer and the Hawaiian ukulele certainly were rightfully mine, and I stood on the step-ladder and got all my watermelon-rind preserves and every fruit and vegetable I’d put up, every jar. I Eudora Welty is one of America’s most distinguished writers. Mar 20, Judi rated it it was amazing Shelves: So the first thing Stella-Rondo did at the table was turn Papa-Daddy against me.

I says, “Well, Stella-Rondo had better thank her lucky stars it was uedora instead of me came trotting in with that very peculiar-looking child. Open Preview See a Problem? Will get a good chuckle and a nod of approval from those of us who understand. Do you realize,” I says, “that she hasn’t spoken one single, solitary word to a human being up to this minute? Too colloquial for me, too few moments or descriptions of pleasure, ‘cept ‘how the pasture was all spotty there behind her little blue skirt, in sweet clover.

She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. Stella-Rondo says, “Can she what? Why I Live at the P. I must say that Uncle Rondo has been marvelous to me at various times in the past and I was completely unprepared to be made to jump out of delty skin, the way it turned out. Sorry, not for me!

Why I Live at the P.O.

Somebody had to do it. Whitaker first, when he first appeared here in China Grove, taking “Pose Yourself” photos, and Stella-Rondo broke us up. What he’d really done, he’d drunk another bottle of that prescription.

Jul 12, S. Book 6 Why I Livve at the P.

Women quarrels are something most families wish they could have the immense luxury to dispense of. Sep 28, Michelle rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: And to think I used to see her shopping in the Jitney Eudora Welty fokus in haar verhale op die Amerikaanse Suide en beeld die karakters, gemeenskap en kultuur ontroerend en meevoerend uit, onder meer deur die spesifieke vorm van Engels wat daar gepraat word. Reading the written short story “Why I Live at the P.


Naturally, it’s so suffocating-hot in the house, with all thee windows shut and locked, everybody who cares to stay in their right mind will have to go out and get in the hammock before the Fourth of July is over.

But Stella-Rondo just bawled and wouldn’t say another word. He’s Mama’s only brother and is a good case of a one-track mind.

Mar 07, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: Sister is living peaceably with Papa-Daddy, her Uncle Rondo, and her Mama, when her younger sister, Stella-Rondo, returns home from an apparently failed marriage with a two-year-old daughter, Shirley T. There was a girl going along on a little wagon right in front.

There I was with the whole entire house on Stella-Rondo’s side and turned against me. She captures Southern humor and the complexity of human relationsips like no other. Preview — Why I Live at the P. Of course Mama had turned both the Negroes loose; she always said no earthly power could hold one anyway on the Fourth of July, so she wouldn’t even try. Feb 07, Janie rated it it was amazing Shelves: So she has to raise the window before she can make a soul hear her outdoors.

Oct 27, Heidi rated it liked it.