Mrs. Lowe-Porter

Mrs. Lowe-Porter

by Jo Salas
Mrs. Lowe-Porter

Mrs. Lowe-Porter

by Jo Salas


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"A captivating biographical novel... with Mrs. Lowe-Porter, Jo Salas has achieved the writing triumph that her never-met but vividly imagined grandmother-in-law hoped to write...a magnificent literary achievement." --BookTrib

A fascinating reimagining of the overlooked, complicated life of Thomas Mann's translator, Helen Lowe-Porter

The literary giant Thomas Mann balked at a female translator, but he might well owe his standing in the Western canon to a little-known American woman, Helen Lowe-Porter. Based closely on historical source material, Jo Salas's novel Mrs. Lowe-Porter sympathetically reveals a brilliant woman's struggle to be appreciated as a translator and find her voice in a male-dominated culture. Married to the charming classicist Elias Lowe, whom she met and fell in love with while in Munich, the story weaves one woman's journey as her husband Elias's career soars and her translation work earns Mann the Nobel Prize. The novel celebrates Helen Lowe-Porter as she learns to risk stepping out from the long shadow of the dominating men of her life to become a person of letters in her own right.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781956907056
Publisher: Jackleg Press
Publication date: 02/01/2024
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 497,191
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Jo Salas is a New Zealand-born writer of fiction (DANCING WITH DIANA, Codhill Press) and nonfiction. Winner of the Pen & Brush prose contest and nominated for a Pushcart Prize, she is a co-founder, performer, and chronicler of Playback Theatre. She lives in upstate New York.
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