Alarcón, Daniel Cooper. The Aztec Palimpsest: Mexico in the Modern Imagination. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1997. Alarcón includes Stones for Ibarra in his examination of classic Anglo-American writings about Mexico.
Daley, Yvonne. “Late Bloomer.” Stanford Magazine, November/December, 1997, 76-79. A visit with Doerr at her home when she was eighty-seven years old and working on her autobiography.
Doerr, Harriet. “Enough About Age.” Interview by Pamela Warrick. The Los Angeles Times, August 27, 1993, p. E1. An interview with Doerr on the publication of Consider This, Senora. Doerr talks about her decision to get her college degree after her husband’s death in 1972 and her experience in the creative writing program at Stanford University. She talks about the importance of memory, saying that no experience one has had is ever lost.
Doerr, Harriet. “Harriet Doerr: When All of Life Is Important, the Search for the Right Word Is Endless.” Interview by Steve Profitt. The Los Angeles Times, December 31, 1999, p. 31. In this interview, Doerr talks about the lessons she learned from her life in Mexico, her matter-of-fact style, the importance of memory in her work, and her attitude toward mortality. Doerr says she sees no harm in the fact that the older one gets the more memory and imagination become the same.
Doerr, Harriet. “A Sleeve of Rain.” In The Writer on Her Work, Volume II: New Essays in New Territory, edited by Janet Sternburg. New York: Norton, 1991. Through the lens of the homes in which she spent her life, Doerr reminisces and shares autobiographical details.
Doerr, Harriet. Interview by Lisa See. Publishers Weekly 240 (August 9, 1993):...