- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Katherine Anne Porter (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Katherine Anne Porter (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- Katherine Anne Porter (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- Katherine Anne Porter (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Katherine Anne Porter (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Katherine Anne Porter
- First Published: 1922
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: The 1920’s
- Setting: Mexico
- Characters: María Concepción Manriques, Juan de Dios Villegas, María Rosa
- Genres: Social realism, Short fiction
- Subjects: Murder or homicide, 1920's, Pregnancy, Adultery, Catholics or Catholic Church, Mexico or Mexicans
- Locales: Mexico, Central America and West Indies
María Concepción, a hardworking young bride, is on her way to deliver food to her husband, Juan, and his boss, Givens, at an archaeological site on the outskirts of town. María is entirely contented in her work, her marriage, and the coming birth of their first child. Careful to avoid the thorns along the path, she ignores the live chickens swung across her back, concentrating only on her task. The reader soon discovers that María has done much to rise above the circumstances of her early life. She is a Christian and, unlike other members of the community, was...
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