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Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Author:
    Katherine Anne Porter
  • ISBN:
    0151189927
  • ISBN13:
    978-0151189922
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  • Publisher:
    Harcourt; First Edition edition (June 1, 1965)
  • Pages:
    495 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Short Stories & Anthologies
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    4.7
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The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter is a book by Katherine Anne Porter published by Harcourt in 1965, comprising nineteen "short stories and long stories", as Porter herself would say.

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter is a book by Katherine Anne Porter published by Harcourt in 1965, comprising nineteen "short stories and long stories", as Porter herself would say. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the . National Book Award for Fiction. Collected Stories, in addition to four exclusive new stories, contains all stories previously collected in Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower. In the preface "Go Little Book.

Katherine Anne Porter. Collected stories and other writings. No part of this book may be reproduced commercially by offset-lithographic or equivalent copying devices without the permission of the publisher.

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. 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.

Katherine Anne Porter’s novel Ship of Fools (1962) was a sensation at the time, a top best seller that was made into a Hollywood movie with an all-star cast, but today Porter is best remembered and remains influential for her short fiction. Most of it was written in the 1920s and 30s and much of it, like that of her contemporary, Ernest Hemingway, who also didn’t write much more short fiction after the 20s and 30s, was excellent.

Katherine Anne Porter, Rope from The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter. Used with the permission of The Permissions Company, In. on behalf of The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Trust.

Eudora Welty said that Katherine Anne Porter . The Library of America now reprints that landmark volume, The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter, and pairs it with a completely new selection from Porter?s long-out-of-print short prose.

Eudora Welty said that Katherine Anne Porter ?writes stories with a power that stamps them to their very last detail on the memory. Set in her native Texas and her beloved Mexico, prewar Nazi Germany and the gothic Old South, they are stories of love, outrage, betrayal, and spiritual reckoning that are severe but never cruel, and always exquisitely precise.

Katherine Anne Porter was an American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. Collected Stories, in addition to four exclusive new stories, contains all stories previously collected in Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower

Katherine Anne Porter was an American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. Her 1962 novel Ship of Fools was the best-selling novel in America that year, but her short stories received much more critical acclaim. Porter abjured the word "novella", calling it a "slack, boneless, affected word that we do not need to describe anything.

Katherine Anne Porter is one of America's greatest - and most overlooked - literary talents, and this book is a compilation of her superb short stories. Porter writes with the precision of a master jeweler; every sentence is polished like a gem, every word is perfect

Katherine Anne Porter is one of America's greatest - and most overlooked - literary talents, and this book is a compilation of her superb short stories. Porter writes with the precision of a master jeweler; every sentence is polished like a gem, every word is perfect. From the haunting beauty of "María Concepción" and "Virgin Violeta" to the l "Pale Horse, Pale Rider", Porter writes with an understated, almost stark, precision and elegance. This is a book to be read and savored slowly, a story at a time, to appreciate the awesome talent.

Katherine Anne was an American Pulitzer prize winning journalist, essayist, novelist and a short story writer. This biography profiles her childhood, literary career, life, works, achievements & timeline. awards: 1966 – Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Collected Stories 1966 – National Book Award for The Collected Stories 1967 – Gold Medal Award for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 2006 – Porter was featured on a United States postage stamp issued May 15 2006.

Eudora Welty said that Katherine Anne Porter ?writes stories with a power that stamps them to their very last .

495 pages - Including Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; The Leaning Tower, & Four Additional Stories.

Erthai
Southern Gothic Classic, for good reason. The images are searing, the dialogue interesting and not cliched, the plots neatly woven together.
I'm re-reading these stories after many years, seeking a piece to narrate on Youtube; I may well have found it in "Rope". Porter's works are one of my picks for "Terribly under-rated in contemporary times ... should be much more familiar to a wider public" picks.
Biaemi
Only part-way into this large collection of short stories, but they are great. Classic writing that takes you into different eras, different towns, into people's homes and lives as if you are watching it from the next room. Very riveting stories.
Todal
Each of these absorbing stories has its own beautiful power. The characters are vividly illustrated. Katharine Anne Porter's style is honest, genuine, often emotional, and unflinching.
LONUDOG
I discovered this writer through Truman Capote's last book "Answered Prayers"
This is a very fine selection of Short Stories. The stories in this Collection were selected by the Author herself.
Writers, like painters, are not always the best judges of their work. But since they are all there, the reader
can select, and read, or finish reading, what he/she chooses!
Kefym
This book is perhaps the best written 500 pages bound in one place anywhere. Porter has a unique style of writing, that is hers alone. Her use of long, but salient and understandable sentences is terrific. Her use of simile and metaphor is almost unequaled. And her observational abilities and articulation of inner feelings makes her stand out as one of the best American writers of all time.
The book consists of 19 Short Stories/Long Stories/Short Novels and they are all extraordinary. In a shockingly well written story, she writes in "Pale Horse, Pale Rider" a description of going into a depressive pit, the likes of which I have never seen before, fact or fiction. Her style is so good, she leaves the reader guessing what is fact and what is fiction, in her fiction, with respect to her plot line in this very surreal story of a lady going into depression. Her characters are so intimately real life, as to make the reader feel they know them, almost personally. But what we readers know truly, is how wonderfully Porter expresses herself, and how incredible are her endings and beginnings, as well as wonderfully written middles.
No appreciator of American Literature should pass up the opportunity to read this book. In paperback, it is one of the true bargains in America today. For about 15 to 25 hours of extreme reading pleasure, this book fits the bill quite perfectly.
Vudomuro
When I read a K. Porter story, I go to bed thinking about it, and I wake up the next morning thinking about it. Stories like "He," "Flowering Judas," and "Noon Wine" make the reader think twice, then again, about his/her reaction to the story. In "Noon Wine," for example, a murder (or an accident, depending upon how you look at it) occurs on small Texas dairy farm. Porter masterfully lets us get inside the characters' minds and forces us to re-examine our feelings about emotion, anger, death, and love. "He" is a brilliant examination of the effect of a mentally impaired boy on his family (notably the mother). Porter's prose glides like a well-oiled lever, but she is never satisfied with dealing with events and human emotions just on the surface. She is among the greats. Also check out her full-length novel, Ship of Fools.
Gardagar
When I look up briefly as I read these stories, things are different.
While I wouldn't rate this collection as my all time favorite book, it is still an excellent work. Pale Horse, Pale Rider is an all time classic, an absolute must read.