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Why I Live at the P.O.


Eudora Welty’s “Why I Live at the P.O.,” set in China Grove, Mississippi, tells the story of Sister, who is having a feud with her family and has moved out of the family home and into the post office. The short story was published in 1941 in Atlantic magazine.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3545.E6


LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms (In All Fields)


  •  Welty, Eudora


Circulating Books – A Selected List


  •  Bloom, Harold (ed). Eudora Welty.  1986.

                       Call Number: PS3545.E6 Z657 1986

  •  Johnston, Carol Ann. Eudora Welty: a Study of the Short Fiction. 1997.

                      Call Number:  PS3545.E6 Z73 1997

  • Turner, Craig (ed). Critical Essays on Eudora Welty. 1989.

                    Call Number:  PS3545.E6 Z63 1989

  • Vande Kieft, Ruth. Eudora Welty. 1987.

                    Call Number:  PS3545.E6 Z9 1987

  • Welty, Eudora. Stories, Essays, and Memoirs. 1998.

                    Call Number:  PS3545.E6 A6 1998



Reference Materials


  • Contempory Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771.C59

o   Vol. 14, pg. 563

o   Vol. 22, pg. 456

o   Vol. 33, pg. 414-15

o   Vol. 105, pg. 298, 309, 318, 385

o   Vol. 220, pg. 277, 318

  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o   Vol. 6, pg. 2484

o   Vol. 7, pg. 2808

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition) Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 8, pg. 4595-97

  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 1, pg. 465, 468-69, 471, 476-79, 482, 489, 494, 497

o   Vol. 51, pg. 281, 314, 318, 329, 340

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 10, pg. 313-45



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