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Interview of Katherine Anne Porter by Howard Rovelstad, December 2, 1971, College Park, MD, tape one of three

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Alternate title:Katherine Anne Porter Interview, Dec. 2, 1971 Original
Summary:Interview of Katherine Anne Porter by Howard Rovelstad on December 2, 1971, College Park, MD. The first of three tapes. Before the formal interview begins, Porter talks a bit about the framed page from the Sebastian Brandt work and the Covarrubias caricature of her. She discusses how she learned to write, her family background and education, and important experiences. She responds to a question about her creative process with a discussion of "Flowering Judas." She also responds to questions about the period it took her to write Ship of Fools, her Cotton Mather book, the significance of the woodcarver in Ship of Fools, the role of the artist, and the portion of a work of art that is original. 024942-002 (gap at 2:20-3:03) includes Porter's commentary on the items in the Porter Room. She also talks about her emerald ring and the ceremony at her Spring Valley home in which she was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Maryland. Others who speak on this portion include Robert Beach and possibly Howard Rovelstad and Robert Beare.
Contributor:Rovelstad, Howard
Katherine Anne, 1890-1980
ArchivesUM location:Katherine Anne Porter papers
  • accession 66-5
Repository:Literary Manuscripts
Browse terms:Literature, Print Culture
Copyright holder:University of Maryland
Collection:Digital Collections
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