Katherine Anne Porter: The Life Of An Artist (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography)
Darlene Harbour UnrueISBN: 1578067774;
Book DescriptionFrom the moment Katherine Anne Porter arrived on the American literary scene in 1922, the public was intrigued with her life. Yet she herself revealed only scant facts of her background and often gave conflicting accounts. She maintained,though, that a germ of her own experience lies at the core of everything she wrote. In Katherine Anne Porter: The Life of An Artist, Darlene Harbour Unrue finds that Porter's deceptions were a screen for deep personal turmoil. Porter's maternal grandmother was institutionalized; Porter had more marriages than she ever acknowledged; she lost babies to miscarriage, abortion, and stillbirth, and she grieved over her failed motherhood. Ever-present were her fears of exile and insanity. With unprecedented access to archival and personal papers, Unrue brings much new information to light. The biographer argues that the sources of Porter's deepest suffering were her early encounters with death, her fear of abandonment, her worry that...
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