Pale Horse, Pale Rider (Modern Library Series)

Pale Horse, Pale Rider (Modern Library Series)

by Katherine Anne Porter
     
 

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Pale Horse, Pale Rider comprises three of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's short novels or long stories, as Porter - who didn't hold with the term "novella" - called her pieces. In the masterly "Noon Wine," set on a Texas farm circa 1900, she offers an unforgettable study of evil. According to Reynolds Price the tale "can stand shoulder to shoulder with anything in… See more details below

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Pale Horse, Pale Rider comprises three of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's short novels or long stories, as Porter - who didn't hold with the term "novella" - called her pieces. In the masterly "Noon Wine," set on a Texas farm circa 1900, she offers an unforgettable study of evil. According to Reynolds Price the tale "can stand shoulder to shoulder with anything in Tolstoy or Chekhov." Both "Old Mortality" and the title story center on Porter's fictional counterpart, Miranda: a resilient Southern heroine who, as Mary Gordon observed, is in "the precarious position of a woman who must earn her way with no one behind her to break fall."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679603030
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/30/1998
Series:
Modern Library Series
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
4.89(w) x 7.51(h) x 0.72(d)

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Elizabeth Hardwick
[Katherine Anne Porter]...seemed from the beginning to be in possession of a magical assurance of tone and image. She is clear and exact; fresh, never mechanical. Nothing is insisted upon, nothing is jarringly decorative, and yet nothing is journalistic...the psychology is acute, undogmatic, and enduring, and under the protection of an aesthetic intelligence and unusually discreet and wise.

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