Katherine Anne Porter: Collected Stories and Other Writings (Loa #186)

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Price
$40.00
Publisher
Library of America
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Pages
1083
Dimensions
5.25 X 1.38 X 8.25 inches | 1.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781598530292
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About the Author

In the 1920s and '30s, Katherine Anne Porter emerged as a classicist among the moderns, a lapidary miniaturist whose every short story was greeted as a thing of timeless perfection. Edmund Wilson called her "a first-rate artist" who wrote "English of a purity and precision almost unique in contemporary American fiction." Her mastery of theme and gift for characterization were hers alone among the storywriters; even her shortest works were imbued with a richness of design, incident, and experience seldom found outside long novels. Her ambition and her range of emotion and effect--from cold realism to measureless compassion, from the plainspoken to the lyrical--were unequaled in her time and have had few successors. She was, and is forever, an American original.

Darlene Harbour Unrue, volume editor, is a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the author, most recently, of Katherine Anne Porter: The Life of an Artist.

Reviews

aKatherine Anne Porteras stories have rightly had the highest reputation in America since they first appeared in the early Thirties. . . . Porteras singularity as a writer is in her truthful explorations of a complete consciousness of life.a
aV. S. Pritchett
Katherine Anne Porter s stories have rightly had the highest reputation in America since they first appeared in the early Thirties. . . . Porter s singularity as a writer is in her truthful explorations of a complete consciousness of life.
V. S. Pritchett
?Katherine Anne Porter's stories have rightly had the highest reputation in America since they first appeared in the early Thirties. . . . Porter's singularity as a writer is in her truthful explorations of a complete consciousness of life.?
?V. S. Pritchett