Classroom conversation with Katherine Anne Porter about short stories at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA, May 5, 1972
Classroom conversation with Katherine Anne Porter about short stories at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA, on May 5, 1972. Porter responds to a question about "Flowering Judas" by recounting her experiences in Mexico as well as the models for the characters. She also digresses about communism and politics. On the second portion of the recording, she turns to a discussion of writing and the role of the artist. She describes the situations surrounding the rejections of "The Source" and "The Fig Tree." Other topics include her letters as a kind of diary, Joseph McCarthy, Hitler, regional literature, and hero worship, illustrated by an anecdote about Maud Powell.
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980
Literature, Print Culture
North America; United States; Virginia; Ashland
Special Collections and University Archives
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1:06:10 hh:mm:ss; audiocassette
Katherine Anne Porter papers
A guide to the full collection of Katherine Anne Porter papers is available in our archival collections: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1532.
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Fedora 2 PID: umd:683958; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/33016; Catalog Key: KAP10.16.26; Filename: litmss-024999
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