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The Collected Essays And Occasional Writings

The Collected Essays And Occasional Writings

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Description for THE COLLECTED ESSAYS AND OCCASIONAL WRITINGS OF KATHERINE ANNE PORTER by Katherine Anne Porter:

Here is a magnificent collection of essays and short pieces by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century. The book is divided into seven sections---CRITICAL: essays on D H Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, Willa Cather, Eudora Welty, E M Forster, and others; PERSONAL AND PARTICULAR: essays on bullfighting, her friendships, the Dylan Thomas legend, and the Old South of her childhood; BIOGRAPHICAL: personal memoirs of her contemporaries and public figures, including T S Eliot, Flannery O'Connor, Gertrude Stein, Jacqueline Kennedy, and a Gypsy queen; COTTON MATHER: a biography in progress; MEXICAN: pieces about her years in Mexico, its culture and politics; ON WRITING: essays on the creative process; and POEMS. This rich, varied, wise, humorous and spirited collection reveals a far-ranging mind and a life dedicated to the craft of writing and to standards of excellence.

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