Bruce A. French (essay date 1995)
SOURCE: “Granny Weatherall: A Life of Quiet Desperation,” in Essays in Arts and Sciences, Vol. 24, October, 1995, pp. 63–76.
[In the following essay, French offers a thematic and stylistic analysis of Porter's “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall.”]
In the introduction to his collection of critical essays on Katherine Anne Porter, Robert Penn Warren quotes Porter's journal from the year 1936: “‘Now and again thousands of memories converge, harmonize, arrange themselves around a central idea in a...
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