Eudora Welty has written many books that reflect light on topics that deal with Southern women and the issues they have to live with from time to time. Mrs. Eudora Welty grew up in Jacksonville Mississippi since she was a newborn in 1909. She recieved countless awards for her skill in writing including the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for the best selling novel “The Optimist’s Daughter”.
Eudora attended many colleges throughout her time. Many colleges didn’t allow women to attend in the South during the earlier part of the 21 century. Women took care of the children and households, not becoming Bohemian or women of their time. She attended college in Mississippi to learn English Literature and moved on to larger things like going to Columbia University in New York City to learn Advertising and Sales. It was during the “Great Depression that Welty took a hint from her father to study this subject. It was due to the terrible conditions that some Americans were facing. Neitherless, she couldn’t find a job in New York and returned to Mississippi after her father died with Luekemia.
In Mississippi, she worked at a radio station in sales and many other things. After her bittersweet experience with sales, she started working with Works Progress Association as a publicity agent getting collective stories, photos and interviews in daily Mississippi. She constructed informational services and creative thoughts behind many important pieces of history in Mississippi. There she wrote “Death of A Travelling Salesman” as a short story in a “literary little”. She had many successful stories about professional types and strong women in the Southeastern United States.
Throughout Eudora’s life, she became interested with her father’s job as an insurance salesman and a repairman of many gadgets and appliances. Eudora was also fascinated with the same thing as well. Quailcomm, a software company named their email software after her. The name of the software was “Eudora” and many respected people still use it today. It retrieves email through smtp and pop3 protocols. It was named after her due to her love of machinery.
Eudora was one of the strongest women of her time writing many books based on the human spirit, catching it and letting it go free. Eudora died not too far back in 2001 from a ripe old age of 92.
This is just a brief history of Eudora’s life, she lived a life full of amusement and amazing things. Please take it upon yourself to meet her in her writings and work she created over the year. I hope she comes alive to you and helps you see real people who work hard and have good time and hard times as anyone else. Thanks for reading and have a nice day.