A summary of Point of View and the Unreliable Narrator in Eudora Welty’s Why I Live at the P.O.. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section. Why I Live at the P.O.. Welty, Eudora. Primary Category: Literature / Fiction. Genre: Short Story Primary Source. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty. 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.

Author: Tagrel Sajar
Country: Zimbabwe
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Literature
Published (Last): 14 October 2004
Pages: 356
PDF File Size: 10.90 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.34 Mb
ISBN: 356-3-90047-200-1
Downloads: 64718
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Fesar

Her work attracted the attention of Katherine Anne Porter, who became a mentor to her and wrote the foreword to Welty’s first collection of short ewlty, A Curtain of Green, in O is absolutely hilarious. One of my favorite stories of all time. The cheap Kress tweezers that Stella-Rondo uses on her eyebrows may also be symbolically significant as Welty by introducing them into the story could be suggesting that both the narrator and Stella-Rondo look at things differently or see things differently particularly when it comes to Shirley T.

Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived a sig Eudora Alice Welty was an award-winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South. Uncle Rondo and Papa-Daddy didn’t even look up, but kept right on with what they were doing.

Why I Live at the P.O. and Other Stories by Eudora Welty

I know which is which. All we know te that Stella-Rondo is likely to get away with it; and Sister will probably end up back at home. This review misses the point of the story, which is a humorous look at life through the eyes of an unreliable narrator. Just so funny and reminds me of growing up in the country with family all around.

Eudora Welty fokus in haar verhale op die Amerikaanse Suide en beeld die karakters, gemeenskap en kultuur ontroerend en meevoerend uit, onder meer deur d Eudora Welty’s focus on the American South and its society, characters, culture and language reminds me of – amongst others – Damon Runyon Prohibition East Coast and Saki Edwardian England. Jul 20, Ed rated it really liked it Shelves: May 14, Kristin rated it really liked it.


Then she turns on me. Her style is marked by her perception of the Southern character, her ear for colloquial speech and her ability to endow her portraits of small-town life with a universal significance.

Very distinct voices laying out the odd, the outcast, and the evil that lurks in the back roads and the shadows of a sleeping neighbourhood, or, sometimes, the good.

Just try to take care of yourself and not talk and eat at the same time,” I says. Whitaker in the first place and didn’t go up to Illinois to live,” says Mama, shaking a spoon in my face. Not very good for your Uncle Rondo in his euddora condition, I must say.

Why I Live at the P.O.

But this would be the day he was drinking that prescription, the Fourth of July. Finally, to protest her dispossession, Sister rebels by moving away from home–to the local post office. I did a bit of reading about Eudora Welty and she had an interesting life. Apr 30, Daren rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s ideal, as I’ve been saying. Stella-Rondo says, “Can she what?

Run upstairs this instant and apologize to Stella-Rondo and Shirley-T. Whitaker, a traveling photographer, now nowhere to be seen. In order wwlty post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Welty’s true love was literature, not photography, and she soon devoted her energy to writing fiction. I knew she’d cry. I had to get five years and fifteen hundred miles away from my home town to fully appreciate to Welty’s writing.

Whitaker’s breakup and married the man. Just then I heard Stella-Rondo raising the upstairs window. Excerpted and adopted from Wikipedia. But here I am, and here I’ll stay. Apr 18, Megan Davis rated it it was amazing.


Stella-Rondo sat there and made that up while she was eating breast of chicken. Sep 11, JoAnn rated it really liked it Shelves: She i right upstairs and hugged the baby. Told him I was one-sided. Papa-Daddy woke up with this horrible yell and right there without moving an inch he tried to turn Uncle Rondo against me. Return to Book Page.

This lie aggravates the uncle; he believes that Sister really vilified him and that makes him mad at her. Again this may be important as it suggests that Stella-Ronda has succeeded in disrupting any relationship that Papa-Daddy and the narrator have.

There are two dynamics in this hilarious story. Each wlety reader is going to interpret the story differently. Too colloquial for ta, too few moments or descriptions of pleasure, ‘cept ‘how the pasture was all spotty there behind her little tue skirt, in sweet clover.

Her style welry writing is enviably effortless-seeming and her grasp of human relationships is notable, so the other stories are well worth reading.

He’s Mama’s only brother and is a good case of a one-track mind. What will Stella-Rondo do now, if she wants to tell Mr. These files may, however, be downloaded for personal use. Refresh and try again. I actually listened to a reading by Welty of this story, which was amazing to witness with her Mississippi manner – and I thought I talked fast!

Why, I think you look fudora right. As everyone in the house is angry with Sister because of Stella-Rondo’s lies, she leaves her home and moves to the post office, where she works. There is a sense of animosity between both characters with the narrator feeling that Stella-Rondo stole Mr Whitaker from her.

Whitaker probably thought was gorgeous.

Last modified: January 28, 2020