Recording of Katherine Anne Porter and Paul Porter, College Park, MD, September 16 and17, 1972. [Slightly better copy than 025021.]

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Recording of Katherine Anne Porter and Paul Porter during meals in her College Park, MD, apartment on September 16 and 17, 1972. Topics of discussion include eating and cooking artichokes; Evelyn and Barrett Prettyman; Anna Magdalena Bach, second wife of Johann Sebastian Bach; women geniuses wasted because of their gender; women's movement; boys torturing a cat; David Heintze; bread KAP made; housekeeper she had in Santa Monica who had worked for a priest; works of Tom McHale and J. F. Powers; the Virgin Mary and Mariolotry; recalls what ate on grandmother's farm as a child; superstitions about food; food allergies; KAP recounts her experience of reactions to soft shell crabs; recalls father taking her to the races in New Orleans and recounts the story about Uncle Gabriel and Miss Lucy in "Old Mortality," which she characterizes as "reportage"; her Bohemian glasses; cooking and entertaining; the Nobel Prize for Literature; the man who straightened her out on sex; felines.
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980
Literature, Print Culture
North America; United States
Special Collections and University Archives
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Physical Description
1:26:01 hh:mm:ss; audiocassette
Katherine Anne Porter papers
Accession 66-5
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Access condition: public.
Other Identifiers
Fedora 2 PID: umd:684084; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/33219; Catalog Key: PP4.1.23.2; Filename: litmss-025058

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