'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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April 14, 2012

Happy Birthday, Eudora




The Writer's Alamanac reminded me that yesterday -- April 13 --  was Eudora Welty's birthday. I loved meeting her again last year.  




2 comments:

Karen K. said...

I'm reading Delta Wedding next month with my real-life classics book group. I'm looking forward to it since it's one of my nominations and I've never read her before. So nice to see her mentioned in another blog!

JoAnn said...

I read Welty's The Optimist's Daughter last year and loved the writing! Her short stories are wonderful, too, especially Why I Live at the P.O. Delta Wedding is on my list for The Classics Club.

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