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Classroom conversation with Katherine Anne Porter about short stories at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA, May 5, 1972

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Alternate title:Katherine Anne Porter, Classroom Conversations, Randolph-Macon College, Short Stories-Questions
Summary:Classroom conversation with Katherine Anne Porter about short stories at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA, on May 5, 1972. Porter responds to a question about "Flowering Judas" by recounting her experiences in Mexico as well as the models for the characters. She also digresses about communism and politics. On the second portion of the recording, she turns to a discussion of writing and the role of the artist. She describes the situations surrounding the rejections of "The Source" and "The Fig Tree." Other topics include her letters as a kind of diary, Joseph McCarthy, Hitler, regional literature, and hero worship, illustrated by an anecdote about Maud Powell.
Contributor:Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Ashland
ArchivesUM location:Katherine Anne Porter papers
  • accession 66-5
Repository:Literary Manuscripts
Browse terms:Literature, Print Culture
Copyright holder:Possibly Randolph-Macon College
Collection:Digital Collections
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