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The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
Author: Katherine Anne Porter
ISBN 13: 9780156188760
ISBN 10: 156188767
Edition: Seventh Printing
Publisher: Harcourt Brace
Publication Date: 1979-09-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 495
List Price: $17.95

Porter’s reputation as one of america’s most distinguished writers rests chiefly on her superb short stories. This volume includes the collections Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower as well as four stories not available elsewhere in book form. Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

V. S. Pritchett

"Miss Porter's singularity as a writer is in her truthful explorations of a complete consciousness of life. Her prose is severe and exact; her ironies are subtle but hard...Her power to make a landscape, a room, a group of people, thinkingly alive is not the vague, brutal talent of the post-Hemmingway reporter but belongs to the explicit Jamesian period and suggest the whole rather than the surface of a life....She is an important writer in the genre because she solves the essential problem: how to satisfy exhaustively in writing briefly." -- New Statesman