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Katherine Anne Porter

A Sense of the Times
Janis P. Stout


BUY Cloth · 424 pp. · 6.13 × 9.25 · ISBN 9780813915685 · $65.00 · May 1995

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.

About the Author: 

Janis P. Stout is Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of English at Texas A&M University. She is the author of Sodoms in Eden: The City in American Fiction before 1860 and The Journey Narrative in American Literature: Patterns and Departures.

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