Letters of Katherine Anne Porter

Letters of Katherine Anne Porter

by Katherine Anne Porter, Katherine Anne Porter
     
 

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Novelist, short-story writer, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Katherine Anne Porter is one of America’s most respected and enduring literary figures. Upon her death in 1980 at the age of ninety, she left behind thousands of letters, from which Isabel Bayley, Porter’s close friend for over twenty-five years and her literary… See more details below

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Novelist, short-story writer, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Katherine Anne Porter is one of America’s most respected and enduring literary figures. Upon her death in 1980 at the age of ninety, she left behind thousands of letters, from which Isabel Bayley, Porter’s close friend for over twenty-five years and her literary archivist, selected the best.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
From the thousands of letters Porter wrote during her major working years, 1930-1963, a close friend here selects those that biographically portray the distinguished American writer (1890-1980). An introduction, ``who's who'' and brief headnotes to the 12 chronological sections relate the correspondence to Porter's friendships with Hart Crane, Caroline Gordon, J. F. Powers, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren and Glenway Wescott, among other writers; to her family, lovers, editors and publishers; to the origin and development of ``Flowering Judas,'' ``Pale Horse, Pale Rider,'' ``The Leaning Tower'' and Ship of Fools. The letters reveal a gracious, generous, loving nature, so different (except in her dismissal of Leslie Fiedler as patronizing, dishonest, inferior and mischievous) from what one reads of Porter in the books of others. (May)

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ISBN-13:
9780871132864
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
642

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