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The Optimist's Daughter is a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction-winning short novel by Eudora Welty. It was first published as a long story in The New Yorker in March 1969 and was subsequently revised and published in book form in 1972. It concerns a woman named Laurel, who travels to New Orleans to take care of her father, Judge McKelva, after he has surgery for a detached retina. Judge McKelva fails to recover from this surgery, and as he dies slowly in the hospital, Laurel visits and reads to him from Dickens. Her father's second wife, Fay, who is younger than Laurel, is a shrewish outsider from Texas. Her shrill response to the Judge's illness appears to accelerate his demise. Laurel and Fay are thrown together when they return the Judge to his hometown, Mount Salus, Mississippi, where he will

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  • Die Tochter des Optimisten (englischer Originaltitel: The Optimist's Daughter) ist ein Roman von Eudora Welty, für den die Autorin 1973 mit dem Pulitzer-Preis in der Kategorie Belletristik ausgezeichnet wurde. (de)
  • La hija del optimista (título original: The Optimist´s Daughter) es una novela de la escritora estadounidense Eudora Welty. Fue publicada por primera vez en The New Yorker, en 1969; la novela fue revisada y editada en libro por Random House, en 1972.La novela trata sobre una mujer llamada Laurel que viaja a Nueva Orleans a cuidar de su padre, el juez McKelva, que debe someterse a una operación de retina, de la que no se repondrá y su estado de salud tiene como pronóstico la muerte. Al llegar, Laurel puede conocer mejor a Fay, la segunda esposa de su padre. Al morir el juez, las dos mujeres juntas viajan a Misisipi, donde Laurel se reencontrará con la gente y lugares que conoció. La novela ganó el Premio Pulitzer en 1973. Fue publicada en castellano por la Editorial Impedimenta​ (es)
  • The Optimist's Daughter is a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction-winning short novel by Eudora Welty. It was first published as a long story in The New Yorker in March 1969 and was subsequently revised and published in book form in 1972. It concerns a woman named Laurel, who travels to New Orleans to take care of her father, Judge McKelva, after he has surgery for a detached retina. Judge McKelva fails to recover from this surgery, and as he dies slowly in the hospital, Laurel visits and reads to him from Dickens. Her father's second wife, Fay, who is younger than Laurel, is a shrewish outsider from Texas. Her shrill response to the Judge's illness appears to accelerate his demise. Laurel and Fay are thrown together when they return the Judge to his hometown, Mount Salus, Mississippi, where he will be buried. There, Laurel is immersed in the good neighborliness of the friends and family she knew before marrying and moving away to Chicago. Fay, though, has always been unwelcome and leaves for a long weekend, leaving Laurel in the big house full of memories. Laurel encounters her mother's memory, her father's life after he lost his first wife, and the complex emotions surrounding her loss as well as the many memories. She comes to a place of understanding that Fay can never share, and she leaves small town Mississippi with the memories she can carry with her. (en)
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  • 0-394-48017-1
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  • First edition (en)
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  • Die Tochter des Optimisten (englischer Originaltitel: The Optimist's Daughter) ist ein Roman von Eudora Welty, für den die Autorin 1973 mit dem Pulitzer-Preis in der Kategorie Belletristik ausgezeichnet wurde. (de)
  • La hija del optimista (título original: The Optimist´s Daughter) es una novela de la escritora estadounidense Eudora Welty. Fue publicada por primera vez en The New Yorker, en 1969; la novela fue revisada y editada en libro por Random House, en 1972.La novela trata sobre una mujer llamada Laurel que viaja a Nueva Orleans a cuidar de su padre, el juez McKelva, que debe someterse a una operación de retina, de la que no se repondrá y su estado de salud tiene como pronóstico la muerte. Al llegar, Laurel puede conocer mejor a Fay, la segunda esposa de su padre. Al morir el juez, las dos mujeres juntas viajan a Misisipi, donde Laurel se reencontrará con la gente y lugares que conoció. (es)
  • The Optimist's Daughter is a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction-winning short novel by Eudora Welty. It was first published as a long story in The New Yorker in March 1969 and was subsequently revised and published in book form in 1972. It concerns a woman named Laurel, who travels to New Orleans to take care of her father, Judge McKelva, after he has surgery for a detached retina. Judge McKelva fails to recover from this surgery, and as he dies slowly in the hospital, Laurel visits and reads to him from Dickens. Her father's second wife, Fay, who is younger than Laurel, is a shrewish outsider from Texas. Her shrill response to the Judge's illness appears to accelerate his demise. Laurel and Fay are thrown together when they return the Judge to his hometown, Mount Salus, Mississippi, where he will (en)
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