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Paul Porter telephone conversation with Katherine Anne Porter, April 6, 1976

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Alternate title:April 6, 1976 #1 +2/ about Capote, etc
Summary:Paul Porter telephone conversation with Katherine Anne Porter, April 6, 1976. Initial subjects include KAP's new housekeeper, Bill Wilkins's help in organizing her books, a move in 1952 that left her books disordered, invitations for engagements she has received, her first D. Litt., correspondence she's received, and Cyrilly Abels. Paul Porter reads from a Liz Smith column that quotes from Truman Capote's never completed work, Answered Prayers, that depicts Alice Lee Langman, that the columnist avers is a portrait of KAP. KAP and Paul discuss how to respond to this, which causes Porter to comment on Edith Sitwell, Carson McCullers, and Hart Crane. The conversation concludes with a discussion of a possible trip to Brownwood, Texas, Paul Porter's family in Texas, and Ann Hollaway Heintze. [The date can't be June 4, 1976, because it takes place before KAP's trip to Brownwood, Texas, in May 1976.]
Contributor:Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980
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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