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Katherine Anne Porter : a sense of the times

Author: Janis P Stout
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1995.
Series: Minds of the new South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Katherine Anne Porter's life closely paralleled that of her century not only in its span (1890-1980) but in its interests and contradictions. A communist sympathizer who became a quasi fascist; a cosmopolitan who embraced southern agrarianism, a femme fatale whose writings nonetheless evince feminist feeling, Porter embodied, often at their extremes, the major currents of her time and ours. In this new biography,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Katherine Anne Porter; Katherine Anne Porter; Katherine Anne Porter; Katherine Anne Porter; Katherine Anne Porter; Katherine Anne Porter; Katherine Anne Porter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janis P Stout
ISBN: 0813915686 9780813915685
OCLC Number: 31412014
Description: xviii, 381 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. A career as big as Texas --
2. Establishing an identity --
3. Politics and art in the radical twenties --
4. The harvest of Mexico --
5. "between two wars in a falling world" --
6. Among the agrarians --
7. From radical to moderate : pulling back to the center --
8. The issue of gender --
9. Ship of fools and the problem of genre --
10. Porter as reader and as critic --
11. Artistry and achievement --
12. "a free, intransigent, dissenting mind."
Series Title: Minds of the new South.
Responsibility: Janis P. Stout.

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Katherine Anne Porter's life (1890-1980) closely parallelled that of her century, not only in its span but in its interests and contradictions. She was a Communist sympathiser who later became  Read more...

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