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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Poor sister, everything she does backfires. Dec 22, Lucynell rated it really liked it. Mama said she like to made her drop dead for a second. 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 So I tried to get my daughter to call my father Papa-daddy, but she couldn’t pronounce that, and to this day he is llve Papa-bunny instead.

Finally, I never seem to like short stories. But I said, wny you’re so smart, where’s Mr. My favorite story ever!

Again this may be important as it suggests that Stella-Ronda has succeeded in disrupting any relationship that Papa-Daddy and the narrator have. I’ve taken to listening to why i live at the p.

Everything planted in that star is mine.

I must say that Uncle Rondo has been marvelous to me at various times in the past and I was completely unprepared to be made to jump out of my skin, the way it turned out. Dermot Post Author October 20, 6: Nov 15, Anna-Maria Morgenstern rated it liked it.


The pure genius of her writing and the added blessing of hearing her read the stories.

Why I Live at the P.O.

Stella-Rondo sat there and made that up while she was eating breast of chicken. You see, I’ve got everything cater-cornered, the way I like it. Dec 17, Brooke rated it really liked it. A while later the sisters have another argument concerning Shirley-T. The gossip full of lies, the meanness, and the insults. Her style of writing is enviably effortless-seeming euxora her grasp of human relationships is notable, so the other stories are well worth reading.

I says, “Why, Mama, Stella-Rondo had her just as sure as anything in this world, and just too stuck up to admit it. I always thought Uncle Rondo had all the brains of the entire family. Eudora Alice Welty was an award-winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. So I just decided I’d go straight down to the P. She’s always had anything in the world she wanted and then she’d throw it away.

Part of the reason I viewed the narrator as reliable was I wished to be able to see things through her eyes.

What is also interesting is that as the story continues other members of the family begin to turn against or isolate the narrator. Whitaker first, when he first appeared here in China Grove, taking “Pose Yourself” photos, and Stella-Rondo broke us up.

Why I Live at the P.O.

But Stella-Rondo just bawled and wouldn’t say another word. Another time he sent me to Mammoth Cave, with all expenses paid.

Papa-Daddy must of gone stone deaf. Her sense of humor is unparalleled and her portrayal of sibling rivalry and family dysfunction is superb! I told her she was going to cross her eyes like that some day and they’d stick. Whitaker in the first place and didn’t go up to Illinois to live,” says Mama, shaking a spoon in my face. And that’s the last I’ve laid eyes on any of my family or my family laid eyes on me for five solid days and nights.


She believed it was adopted. Which job I got you through my influence with the government. Jan 22, Dianne rated it it was amazing. 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. Trying to be considerate! She says, “Why, Mama, Shirley-T. This photographer with the popeyes she said she trusted. It seems clear that the little girl is really Stella-Rondo’s, but who is the father?

But I said she couldn’t convince me though she talked till she was blue in the face. But this would be the day he was drinking that prescription, the Fourth of July. Uncle Rondo and Papa-Daddy didn’t even look up, but kept right on with what they were doing.

Why I Live at the P.O. and Other Stories by Eudora Welty

eudorra A mundane gos Four short stories published as a Penguin 60s book. So Uncle Rondo was too dizzy to get turned against me for the time being. Or just some anonymous man?