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Recording of Katherine Anne Porter and Paul Porter, College Park, MD, September 16 and17, 1972. [Slightly better copy than 025021.]

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Alternate title:KAP - 9/16/72 and 9/17/1972 College Park, MD
Summary:Recording of Katherine Anne Porter and Paul Porter during meals in her College Park, MD, apartment on September 16 and 17, 1972. Topics of discussion include eating and cooking artichokes; Evelyn and Barrett Prettyman; Anna Magdalena Bach, second wife of Johann Sebastian Bach; women geniuses wasted because of their gender; women's movement; boys torturing a cat; David Heintze; bread KAP made; housekeeper she had in Santa Monica who had worked for a priest; works of Tom McHale and J. F. Powers; the Virgin Mary and Mariolotry; recalls what ate on grandmother's farm as a child; superstitions about food; food allergies; KAP recounts her experience of reactions to soft shell crabs; recalls father taking her to the races in New Orleans and recounts the story about Uncle Gabriel and Miss Lucy in "Old Mortality," which she characterizes as "reportage"; her Bohemian glasses; cooking and entertaining; the Nobel Prize for Literature; the man who straightened her out on sex; felines.
Contributor:Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
ArchivesUM location:Katherine Anne Porter papers
  • accession 66-5
Repository:Literary Manuscripts
Browse terms:Literature, Print Culture
Copyright holder:KAP Literary Trust/Paul Porter
Collection:Digital Collections
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