The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

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Porter’s reputation as one of americanca’s most distinguished writers rests chiefly on her superb short stories. This volume includes the collections Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower as well as four stories not available elsewhere in book form. Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

The author's short fiction. Includes contents of: Flowering Judas, Pale Horses, Pale Rider, and The ...

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Overview

Porter’s reputation as one of americanca’s most distinguished writers rests chiefly on her superb short stories. This volume includes the collections Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower as well as four stories not available elsewhere in book form. Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

The author's short fiction. Includes contents of: Flowering Judas, Pale Horses, Pale Rider, and The Leaning Tower, plus four stories previously unpublished in book form.

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Joseph Featherstone
"Few writers in America or anywhere else have matched Miss Porter's powers of deep poetic concentration, her intelligence, her responsiveness to the inner life of her characters, her sharp sense of the pressing forces of history, nationality, and social atmosphere." -- The New Republic
V. S. Pritchett
"Miss Porter's singularity as a writer is in her truthful explorations of a complete consciousness of life. Her prose is severe and exact; her ironies are subtle but hard...Her power to make a landscape, a room, a group of people, thinkingly alive is not the vague, brutal talent of the post-Hemmingway reporter but belongs to the explicit Jamesian period and suggest the whole rather than the surface of a life....She is an important writer in the genre because she solves the essential problem: how to satisfy exhaustively in writing briefly." -- New Statesman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156188760
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/28/1979
  • Series: Harvest Book Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 296,413
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) was the author of many volumes of short stories and the novel Ship of Fools. Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, she is one of America's most distinguished women of letters.

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