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The optimist"s daughter.

Eudora Welty

The optimist"s daughter.

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Published by Deutsch in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mississippi
    • Subjects:
    • Women -- Mississippi -- Fiction,
    • Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction,
    • Fathers -- Death -- Fiction,
    • Reminiscing -- Fiction,
    • Reunions -- Fiction,
    • Mississippi -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      Originally published in The New Yorker in a shorter and different form.

      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.W4696 Op3, PS3545.E6 Op3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination[7], 180 p.
      Number of Pages180
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5094829M
      ISBN 100233964312
      LC Control Number74166500


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The Optimist’s Daughter deals with family relationships, as do the earlier novels Delta Wedding and Losing Battles and many of Welty’s short stories. The Optimist’s Daughter, however, focuses on a. The Optimist’s Daughter is definitely not a plot-driven novel, which is usually fine with me.

I love books that have slower pacing and less action, but I usually need to have characters that I either care about or whose unique personalities stick with me after I’ve turned the last page. APPLE BOOKS REVIEW.

The Optimist’s Daughter is a brief, powerful, and deeply wise meditation on grief and memory. After reconnecting with her ailing father, Chicago-based designer Laurel returns to her childhood home in small-town Mississippi/5(62).

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Book Overview This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel tells the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying.

After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew by: The Optimist's Daughter Eudora Welty, Knopf Doubleday pp. ISBN Summary The Optimist's Daughter is the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying.

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Her description tells a deep story about that exact time in the south. The optimist's daughter by Welty, Eudora, Publication date Topics Women, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Fathers, Reminiscing, Reunions Publisher New York: Vintage Books Collection Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio) American : "The Optimist's Daughter" explores themes of differences among people, past and present, loss and moving on with a high degree of wisdom, subtlety, and humor.

The book consists of only a small number of scenes but they are developed extensively with great artistry. This is an excellent novel that bears close reading by an important American author/5(2). The Optimist’s Daughter Questions and Answers The Question and Answer section for The Optimist’s Daughter is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.

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About the Book. The Optimist's Daughter is the story of Laurel, a widow who returns to Mississippi when her father is ill and witnesses his death and funeral.

From there, she embarks on a deeply personal journey to explore her past and her family in order to make sense of her by:   This video is unavailable.

Watch Queue Queue. Watch Queue Queue. The Optimist's Daughter Book Summary and Study Guide. Eudora Welty Booklist Eudora Welty Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Optimist's Daughter; Laurel McKelva Hand leaves her job as a textile designer in Chicago, to go back home to the South when her father calls because he's sick.

This book opens with Judge McKelva seeing a. The Optimist’s Daughter is one of the books that I am assigned to read for a workshop I’m taking in February.I can’t quite believe I’m about to admit this on the internet, but I had never read Eudora Welty before I picked up this book – not even that short story “Why I Live at the P.O” that is in every short story anthology known to man.

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Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora We ratings, average rating, 1, reviews Cited by: In Welty was awarded the Rea Award for the Short Story for her lifetime contributions to the American short story. Her novel, The Optimist's Daughter, won the Pulitzer Prize in Eudora Welty died of pneumonia in Jackson, at the age of (From Wikipedia.).

The Optimist’s Daughter By Eudora Welty About the book. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The Optimist's Daughter is the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying.

After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the smallFile Size: 57KB. She is the author of, among many other books, One Writer’s Beginnings, The Robber Bridegroom, Delta Wedding, The Ponder Heart, Losing Battles, and The Optimist’s Daughter which won the Pulitzer Prize in She died in More about this author >.

Recurrent in Welty’s fiction, including The Optimist’s Daughter, is the paradox of the family as both nurturing and stifling. Despite their powerful mutual affection, Laurel—and, in her.

The Optimist’s Daughter, Pulitzer Prize-winning short novel by Eudora Welty, published in This partially autobiographical story explores the subtle bonds between parent and child and the complexities of love and grief.

This article was most recently revised and updated by Kathleen Kuiper, Senior Editor. Part One. As The Optimist's Daughter opens, Laurel McKelva Hand leaves Chicago and goes to New Orleans, where her father, Judge McKelva, is seeing an eye specialist to find out why his sight is meets her father's young, new wife, a selfish, disrespectful woman named Wanda Fay ("Fay").

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