One Writer's Beginnings by Eudora Welty

This memoir explores the author's early life in Mississippi and her journey towards becoming a writer. The narrative is divided into three sections: Listening, Learning to See, and Finding a Voice, which respectively discuss the author's childhood memories, her education and love for reading, and her growth as a writer. The book delves into the author's personal experiences, her family history, and the influence of the Southern United States on her work.

The 1570th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 282

Since this book was first published in 1984, there is a penalty of 16.0%. The age adjusted score is 236.88.

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