"Petrified Man"

Listen to Eudora Welty's exquisite reading of one of her early stories, first published in 1939 and recorded in 1956.

By Salon Staff

Published May 15, 2002 8:03PM (EDT)

In "Eudora Welty Reads," Welty, one of America's great storytellers, relates, in her sweetly vibrant Mississippi drawl, five of her finest stories. The collection includes the uproariously irreverent "Why I Live at the P.O." and the richly perceptive "A Memory and a Worn Path." Also featured are "Powerhouse" and the insightful voice of women's truths in "Petrified Man."

Eudora Welty was born in Jackson, Miss. She was educated locally and at Mississippi State College for Women, the University of Wisconsin and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She is the author of, among many other books, "One Writer's Beginnings," "Delta Wedding," "The Ponder Heart," "The Eye of the Story" and "Losing Battles."

Listen to an excerpt from a 1956 recording of the story "Petrified Man," courtesy of Harper Audio, read by Eudora Welty.

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