Flowering Judas: Katherine Anne Porter

Flowering Judas: Katherine Anne Porter

by Virginia Carr, Katherine Anne Porter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813519799

ISBN-13: 9780813519791

Pub. Date: 08/01/1993

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Katherine Anne Porter often spoke of her story "Flowering Judas" as the tale she liked best of all her stories because it came the nearest to what she meant it to be. It is the story of Laura, and idealistic woman who travels to Mexico from Arizona at the age of twenty-two to assist the Obregon Revolution.

This casebook on "Flowering Judas" addresses Porter's

…  See more details below

Overview

Katherine Anne Porter often spoke of her story "Flowering Judas" as the tale she liked best of all her stories because it came the nearest to what she meant it to be. It is the story of Laura, and idealistic woman who travels to Mexico from Arizona at the age of twenty-two to assist the Obregon Revolution.

This casebook on "Flowering Judas" addresses Porter's ambivalence surround her roles as woman and artist and also attests to the profound influence of Mexico upon her work. Readers of this early tale will not be surprised to learn that although Porter was a practicing feminist in her life and her work, she actually eschewed the feminist label.

Virginia Spencer Carr brings her own sharply focused biographer's eye to the introduction, further illuminating the story and the superb critical essays that it provokes. The casebook includes the authoritative text of the story itself, Porter's own statement regarding the genesis of this highly acclaimed work, an important interview, a collection of significant essays on "Flowering Judas" and the historical, cultural, and personal milieu from which the tale evolved, a bibliography, and a chronology of Porter's life and work.

The contributors are Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr., Leon Gottfied, David Madden, Jane Krause DeMouy, Barbara Thompson, Darlene Harbour Unrue, Thomas F. Walsh, and Ray B. West, Jr.

Virginia Spencer Carr is a professor of English at Georgia State University. She is the author of The Lonely Hunter: A Biography of Carson McCullers, Understanding Carson McCullers, and Dos Passos, A Life.

A volume in the Rutgers series, Women Writers: Texts and Contexts, edited by Thomas L. Erskine and Connie L. Richards.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813519791
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Series:
Women Writers: Texts and Contexts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Chronology27
Flowering Judas31
Background to the Story
Why [I] Selected "Flowering Judas"53
Why I Write About Mexico55
The Mexican Trinity57
Katherine Anne Porter: An Interview63
Critical Essays
Katherine Anne Porter: Symbol and Theme in "Flowering Judas"89
Death's Other Kingdom: Dantesque and Theological Symbolism in "Flowering Judas"99
The Charged Image in Katherine Anne Porter's "Flowering Judas"121
Revolution and the Female Principle in "Flowering Judas"137
"Flowering Judas": Psyche, Symbol, and Self-Betrayal153
The Making of "Flowering Judas"171
Mexico, Memory, and Betrayal: Katherine Anne Porter's "Flowering Judas"195
Selected Bibliography211
Permissions215

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >