Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980)

A selective list of online literary criticism on the mid-twentieth-century American short-story writer and novelist Katherine Anne Porter, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources

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introduction & biography

"Katherine Anne Porter." An introduction to Katherine Anne Porter, from educational publisher Cengage.

Givner, Joan. "Katherine Anne Porter." A short biography by the author of Katherine Anne Porter: A Life. The Texas State Historical Association.

"Interview: Katherine Anne Porter." The Paris Review 29 (Winter/Spring 1963).

Unrue, Darlene. "Katherine Anne Porter." An introduction to Porter, from the Literary Encyclopedia 04 February 2004. On The Old Order (1935); Old Mortality (1937); Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1939); Ship of Fools (1962) [subscription service].

literary criticism

DeMouy, Jane Krause, ed. "Katherine Anne Porter." A Teacher's Guide to Katherine Anne Porter, classroom strategies, themes, historical perspectives. From textbook publisher Heath.

Esplin, Emron. "The Mexican Revolution in the Eyes of Katherine Anne Porter and Nellie Campobello." Esplin argues that Porter and her experiences in Mexico are relevant to the ongoing effort to connect the literatures and histories of the U.S. to those of Latin America and the Caribbean. Arizona Quarterly 66, 3 (Autumn 2010) pp 99-122 [substantial excerpt].

Hafen, P. Jane. "Katherine Anne Porter's 'The Old Order' and 'Agamemnon.'" Studies in Short Fiction Summer 1994 [sub ser, highbeam].

Roney, Lisa. "Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools: An Interrogation of Eugenics." Papers on Language and Literature 45, 1 (Winter 2009) [sub ser, questia].

Stout, Janis P. "Katherine Anne Porter's 'The Old Order': Writing in the Borderlands." Studies in Short Fiction 34, 4 (Fall 1997) [sub ser, questia].

Titus, Mary. "'Mingled Sweetness and Corruption': Katherine Anne Porter's 'The Fig Tree' and 'The Grave.'" South Atlantic Review 53, 2 (1988) [sub ser, enotes].

Unrue, Darlene. "Darlene Unrue on Katherine Anne Porter." The editor of Katherine Anne Porter: Collected Stories and Other Writings," discusses Porter's work and reputation.

"Katherine Anne Porter's Artistry and Vision." A teaching guide for 'The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,' 'Flowering Judas,' and 'Pale Horse, Pale Rider.' Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, ed. Carol Altieri.

A note on Katherine Anne Porter's Orientalism, from the Beinecke Library at Yale.

The Newsletter of the Katherine Anne Porter Society. Contains a brief biography, back issues of the Society's newsletter from 1994-2008, and KAP Society news.

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