Katherine Anne Porter Short Fiction Analysis - Essay

Katherine Anne Porter Short Fiction Analysis

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

Katherine Anne Porter’s short fiction is noted for its sophisticated use of symbolism, complex exploitation of point of view, challenging variations of ambiguously ironic tones, and profound analyses of psychological and social themes. Her career can be divided into three main (overlapping) periods of work, marked by publications of her three collections: The first period, from 1922 to 1935, saw the publication of Flowering Judas, and Other Stories; the second, from 1930 to 1939, ended with the publication of Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels; and the third, from 1935 to 1942, shaped many of her characters that later appear in the collection The Leaning Tower, and Other Stories. Her one novel...

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