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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Why I Live at the P.O.

Excerpted and adopted from Wikipedia. Aug 23, Alex Wagner rated it it was amazing. The book immediately established Welty as one of American literature’s leading lights and featured the legendary and oft-anthologized stories “Why I Live at the P.

However, Stella’s sudden reappearance restores the dynamic. She says she didn’t have a psychological plan in mind when she wrote this story. May 14, Kristin rated it really liked it. InWelty was awarded the Rea Award for the Short Story for her lifetime contributions to the American short story, and was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, founded in But if you have time in your life for only one, go with the tale repeated in the title.

Just so funny and reminds me of growing up in the country with family all around.


Why I Live at the P.O. and Other Stories

Read and discussed this in American Literature class. Papa-Daddy gave ii this gorgeous Add-a-Pearl necklace when she was eight years old and she threw it away playing baseball when she was nine, with only two pearls. Come and stand in my heart, whoever you are, and a whole river would cover your feet and rise higher and take your knees in whirlpools, and draw you down to itself, your whole body, your heart too.

I’ll never darken the door to that eydora office again if I live to be a hundred,” Mama says.

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

I just didnt like it! Uncle Rondo has got the most terrible temper in the world. I ought to of known by that he was fixing to do something perfectly horrible. So the first thing Stella-Rondo did at the table was turn Papa-Daddy against wh.

Why I Live at the P.O.

Apr 13, Libby rated it did not like it. I knew she’d cry.

To ask other readers questions about Why I Live at the P. Anyone who ever tried to live within a family will find perhaps too much truth in this story. Sorry, not for me! Included are four stories that capture the heart of the American South.

Whitaker in the first place and didn’t go up to Illinois to live,” says Mama, shaking a spoon in my face. A sweet and salty Southern short story So I tried to get my daughter euodra call my father Papa-daddy, but she couldn’t pronounce that, and to this day he is called Papa-bunny instead.

luve This is as close a portrayal of all that as you’ll ever find. While she was married she got this peculiar idea that it’s cooler with the windows shut and locked.


Whitaker probably thought was gorgeous.

Whitaker took several dozen photographs of me in it,” says Stella-Rondo. Nov 15, Anna-Maria Morgenstern rated livf liked it. Four short stories published as a Penguin 60s book. So she has to raise the window before she can make a soul hear her outdoors. This story is quintessential Welty, quintessential Mississippi. Be the first to ask a question about Why I Live life the P.

Jul 28, Cherie Beauton rated it really liked it. Of course I noticed at once she looks like Mr. I can’t remember when I laughed so hysterically. This little story has one of those one-of-a-kind narrators All files marked with a copyright notice are subject to normal copyright restrictions. Everything planted in that star is mine. Butter-bean vines planted all along the front where the strings are.

So as soon as she got married and moved away from home the first thing she did was separate!

Later that day, Stella po to Papa-Daddy about Sister suggesting that he should shave his beard, to which he is very devoted. There was a girl going along on a little wagon right in front. Papa-Daddy’s Mama’s papa and sulks.