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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF KATHERINE ANNE PORTER
THE COLLECTED STORIES OF KATHERINE ANNE PORTER Author:KATHERINE ANNE PORTER A hardbound collection of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's previous published works: — FLOWERING JUDAS AND OTHER STORIES — Maria Concepcion — Virgin Violeta — The Martyr — Magic — Rope — He — Theft — That Tree — The Jilting of Granny Weatherall — Flowering Judas — The Cracked Looking-Glass — Hacienda — PALE HORSE, PALE RIDER — Old Mortality — Noon Wine — Pale... more » Horse, Pale Rider
THE LEANING TOWER AND OTHER STORIES
The Old Order
The Last Leaf
The Fig Tree
The Downward Path to Wisdom
A Day's Work
The Leaning Tower
From Reader and Reviewer Eric Maroney (from Amazon.com):
"This impressive collection shows just what a strong writer Porter was: concise, swift, richly imagined, they also show the broad range of her talents. She was at home writing in a variety of styles and settings. Unlike other short story collections which cover a writer's entire career, there is never the feel here that Porter has dipped below her potential. Nearly all the stories are fully realized and evolved."
From Reviewer Jon Linden (Top 1000 Reviewer, Amazon.com):
"This book is perhaps the best written 500 pages bound in one place anywhere. Porter has a unique style of writing, that is hers alone. Her use of long, but salient and understandable sentences is terrific. Her use of simile and metaphor is almost unequaled. And her observational abilities and articulation of inner feelings makes her stand out as one of the best American writers of all time.
The book consists of 19 Short Stories/Long Stories/Short Novels and they are all extraordinary. In a shockingly well written story, she writes in "Pale Horse, Pale Rider" a description of going into a depressive pit, the likes of which I have never seen before, fact or fiction. Her style is so good, she leaves the reader guessing what is fact and what is fiction, in her fiction, with respect to her plot line in this very surreal story of a lady going into depression. Her characters are so intimately real life, as to make the reader feel they know them, almost personally. But what we readers know truly, is how wonderfully Porter expresses herself, and how incredible are her endings and beginnings, as well as wonderfully written middles.
"No appreciator of American Literature should pass up the opportunity to read this book. In paperback, it is one of the true bargains in America today. For about 15 to 25 hours of extreme reading pleasure, this book fits the bill quite perfectly."« less