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Eudora Welty
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Birth Date:April 13, 1909
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Rooster - Yang
Birth Name:Eudora Alice Welty
Birth Place:North Congress Street, Jackson, MS
Died Date:July 23, 2001


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Eudora Welty

Biography:Eudora Welty (April 13, 1909 - July 23, 2001) was born in Jackson, Mississippi and she lived a significant portion of her life in the city's Belhaven neighborhood, where her home has been preserved. She was educated at the Mississippi State College for Women (now called Mississippi University for Women), the University of Wisconsin, and Columbia University. During the 1930s, Welty worked as a photographer for the Works Progress Administration. This job sent her all over the state of Mississippi taking photographs of people from all economic and social classes. Collections of her photographs are One Time, One Place, and Photographs.

But Welty's true love was language, not photography, and she soon devoted her energy to writing fiction. Her first short story, "Death of a Traveling Salesman," appeared in 1936 and in 1941 she published her first collection of short stories, A Curtain of Green. Her novel, The Optimist's Daughter, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973.

The Canadian writer, Alice Munro, has said that Welty's "A Worn Path" is perhaps the most perfect short story ever written.

Eudora Welty died of pneumonia in Jackson. The e-mail client Eudora was named after her (in reference to her short story "Why I Live at the P.O.").

Chinese Horoscope for Eudora Welty
Includes characteristics and Vices
Eudora Welty's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 22, 1909 - February 09, 1910
Birthday: April 13, 1909

The Rooster is a Yang,
and is the Tenth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Blind Faith

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Eudora Welty's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: April 13, 1909

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Eudora Welty's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: April 13, 2024

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.




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