A summary of Point of View and the Unreliable Narrator in Eudora Welty’s Why I Live at the P.O.. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section. Why I Live at the P.O.. Welty, Eudora. Primary Category: Literature / Fiction. Genre: Short Story Primary Source. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty. 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.

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Run upstairs this instant and apologize to Stella-Rondo and Shirley-T. For me the first title story was a nothing that went nowhere. One Writer’s Beginnings She said, “Sister, I don’t need to tell you you got a lot of nerve and always did have and I’ll thank you to make no future reference to my adopted child whatsoever.

So as soon as she got married and moved away from home the first thing she did was separate! The Sitting Bee, 11 Jun. A first person account of lvie unknown white man murdering a black local, possibly a member of the NAACP – National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – outside his house in the small hours of the morning inpresumably in a town in Mississippi, during the period of race riots there and Alabama etc.


Her style is marked by her perception of the Southern character, her ear for colloquial speech and her ability to endow her portraits of small-town att with a universal significance. You ‘tend to your house, and I’ll ‘tend to mine.

Why I Live at the P.O. – Wikipedia

The first thing they knew, I marched in where they were all playing Old Maid and pulled the electric oscillating fan out by the plug, and everything got real hot. I says, “What in the wide world’s the matter, Stella-Rondo? When you base other works on such texts, double-check with a printed source if possible.

Evidently the child couldn’t be Stella-Rondo’s unless she had sex before marrying and even before meeting Mr. Stella-Rondo says, “Can she what?

Whitaker’s breakup and married the man. Why I Live at the P. I’ll never cut off my beard as long as I live, even one inch, and I don’t appreciate it in you at all.

Went to her grave denying the facts of life,” I remind Mama. Her sense of humor is unparalleled and her portrayal of sibling rivalry and family dysfunction is superb! Use mdy dates from February Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references. Stella brings with her a child, Shirley-T.

She has no more manners than the man in the moon. Anyone who ever tried to live within a family will find perhaps too much truth in this st Welty’s “Why I Live at the P.


Dec 21, Coenraad rated it really liked it. Whitaker and having the sweetest little adopted child! Will get a good chuckle and a nod of approval from those of us who understand. Aug 23, Alex Wagner rated it it was amazing.

A wondedful introduction to this prolific writer. There are always people who will quit buying stamps just to get on the right side of Papa-Daddy.

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

Then she turns on me. For six months we all had to call her Stella instead of Stella-Rondo, or she wouldn’t answer.

But oh, I like it here. Jul 28, Cherie Beauton rated it really liked it. These files may, however, be downloaded for personal use. After all the money we spent on you eudorq the Normal. Which job I got you through my influence with the government. Anyway, I had to stop reading it because it made him laugh so much. Book 6 Why Tthe Live at the P. Her first short story, “Death of a Traveling Salesman,” appeared in Feb 07, Janie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Then he falls over in the hammock and snores.