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The Resource Katherine Anne Porter : a sense of the times, Janis P. Stout

Katherine Anne Porter : a sense of the times, Janis P. Stout

Label
Katherine Anne Porter : a sense of the times
Title
Katherine Anne Porter
Title remainder
a sense of the times
Statement of responsibility
Janis P. Stout
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Katherine Anne Porter's life closely paralleled that of her century not only in its span (1890-1980) but in its interests and contradictions. A communist sympathizer who became a quasi fascist; a cosmopolitan who embraced southern agrarianism, a femme fatale whose writings nonetheless evince feminist feeling, Porter embodied, often at their extremes, the major currents of her time and ours. In this new biography, Janis P. Stout argues that these inconsistencies can be viewed as part and parcel of modernism itself. Drawing on Porter's rich and voluminous correspondence as well as published works, Stout here sets out to craft an intellectual biography of a woman who, by her own admission, was "not really an intellectual." Stout reveals the extent of Porter's involvement in events of public significance and her interactions with prominent figures, from President Alvaro Obregon of Mexico in 1920 to Hermann Goering in Berlin in 1931, to Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Allen Tate, and others in the 1930s and 1940s, to members of the Lyndon Johnson White House in the 1960s. Against the backdrop of world war and cold war, Porter's conflicting views on politics, race, religion, and feminism reflected Porter's ambivalence toward her own Texas roots
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stout, Janis P
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3531.O752
LC item number
Z815 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Minds of the new South
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Porter, Katherine Anne
  • Women authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Women and literature
  • Southern States
Label
Katherine Anne Porter : a sense of the times, Janis P. Stout
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223037230118
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-365) 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
  • 5.
  • "between two wars in a falling world"
  • 6.
  • Among the agrarians
  • 7.
  • From radical to moderate : pulling back to the center
  • 8.
  • The issue of gender
  • 9.
  • Ship of fools and the problem of genre
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Porter as reader and as critic
  • 11.
  • Artistry and achievement
  • 12.
  • "a free, intransigent, dissenting mind."
  • A career as big as Texas
  • 2.
  • Establishing an identity
  • 3.
  • Politics and art in the radical twenties
  • 4.
  • The harvest of Mexico
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 381 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9780813915685
Lccn
94042285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 31412014
  • DBSRVR::LCMARC/AST-6754/DAVIDMACF
Label
Katherine Anne Porter : a sense of the times, Janis P. Stout
Publication
Bar code
31223037230118
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-365) 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
  • 5.
  • "between two wars in a falling world"
  • 6.
  • Among the agrarians
  • 7.
  • From radical to moderate : pulling back to the center
  • 8.
  • The issue of gender
  • 9.
  • Ship of fools and the problem of genre
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Porter as reader and as critic
  • 11.
  • Artistry and achievement
  • 12.
  • "a free, intransigent, dissenting mind."
  • A career as big as Texas
  • 2.
  • Establishing an identity
  • 3.
  • Politics and art in the radical twenties
  • 4.
  • The harvest of Mexico
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 381 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9780813915685
Lccn
94042285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 31412014
  • DBSRVR::LCMARC/AST-6754/DAVIDMACF

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