Book summary: The Collected Essays and Occasional Writings of Katherine Anne Porter


One of the most enduring of American writers, Katherine Anne Porter has here brought together in one volume all of her essays, occasional writings, a biography in progress of Cotton Mather, and her poetry-works covering a span of nearly fifty years. This magnificent collection- rich and varied, wise, spontaneous, humorous, devasting and spirited- reveals a far-ranging, contemporary mind and a life dedicated to the craft of writing and to standards of excellence. Katherine Anne Porter was born in Indian Creek, Texas, in 1890. Her famed collections of stories, Flowering Judas, The Leaning Tower, and Pale Horse, Pale Rider, have become classics. Her novel, Ship of Fools, was an international success. She has received numerous honors and her work has been translated into nearly every language in the world.

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