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The Resource Katherine Anne Porter : a life, Joan Givner

Katherine Anne Porter : a life, Joan Givner

Label
Katherine Anne Porter : a life
Title
Katherine Anne Porter
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Joan Givner
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"My life has been incredible, Katherine Anne Porter used to say, 'I don't believe a word of it.' Author of the best-selling novel, Ship of Fools, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for her short stories, Porter was both the first lady of American letters and a woman whose indomitable will forged a life that, as biographer Joan Givner makes clear, was not only incredible but may have been her most creative fiction of all ... As evocative of her era as it is of the woman herself, this book is a remarkable portrait of an artist who crafted her life to appear as elegant and structured as her short stories and who, in so doing, sometimes edited out of her experience the hard, cold facts that until now have remained obscure. Givner has recovered that experience to reveal the true version of Porter's childhood and family background, her first "hidden" marriage, her innumerable love affairs, her quarrels with Hart Crane and other friends, and her ultimate achievement of wealth and celebrity. For this revised edition, Givner has provided an updated prologue and epilogue, incorporating new material to further illuminate Porter's life and fiction. Givner offers accurate information on Porter's battle with tuberculosis, an account of Porter's betrayal of her close friend Josephine"--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3531.O752
LC item number
Z64 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Katherine Anne Porter : a life, Joan Givner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Brown thrasher books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-554) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Porter Family History : Legend, Memory, Whimsy, and Applejack -- Born to the Practice of Literature -- Adolescence : The Old Order Changeth -- That Preposterous First Marriage -- The Ungodly Struggle -- Death and Rebirth in Denver -- Greenwich Village and Mexico City: A Very Growing Season -- Getting Ready to Be a Writer -- The Foreign Land of Massachusetts -- The Fabulous Year -- Farewell to Mexico -- The German Experience -- Paris, Madrid, Basie, Paris : Once I Followed a Husband All Over Europe -- Paris -- Pennsylvania, New York, Louisiana, Texas -- A House of My Own -- The Love of a Lifetime -- California : A Perpetual Homesickness for Just Anywhere Else on Earth -- Disciples Must Be Very Hard for a Mere Human Being to Endure -- University Teaching : Transmitting Something of Value -- I Am Really Old Now and ... Time Is Running Out -- Ship of Fools : The Last Stretch -- The Aftermath of Ship of Fools : I Was Happier Before -- Two Kinds of Success -- The Rewards of Success -- The Final Chapter
Control code
22763003
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xi, 576 pages
Isbn
9780820313481
Lccn
90023496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of L.D. Clark Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-124). Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)22763003
Label
Katherine Anne Porter : a life, Joan Givner
Publication
Note
"Brown thrasher books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-554) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Porter Family History : Legend, Memory, Whimsy, and Applejack -- Born to the Practice of Literature -- Adolescence : The Old Order Changeth -- That Preposterous First Marriage -- The Ungodly Struggle -- Death and Rebirth in Denver -- Greenwich Village and Mexico City: A Very Growing Season -- Getting Ready to Be a Writer -- The Foreign Land of Massachusetts -- The Fabulous Year -- Farewell to Mexico -- The German Experience -- Paris, Madrid, Basie, Paris : Once I Followed a Husband All Over Europe -- Paris -- Pennsylvania, New York, Louisiana, Texas -- A House of My Own -- The Love of a Lifetime -- California : A Perpetual Homesickness for Just Anywhere Else on Earth -- Disciples Must Be Very Hard for a Mere Human Being to Endure -- University Teaching : Transmitting Something of Value -- I Am Really Old Now and ... Time Is Running Out -- Ship of Fools : The Last Stretch -- The Aftermath of Ship of Fools : I Was Happier Before -- Two Kinds of Success -- The Rewards of Success -- The Final Chapter
Control code
22763003
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xi, 576 pages
Isbn
9780820313481
Lccn
90023496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of L.D. Clark Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-124). Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)22763003

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