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Katherine Anne Porter
Birth date: May 15, 1890
Died: September 18, 1980
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KOMET
KOMET rated it 1 year ago
"THE NEVER-ENDING WRONG" is essentially Katherine Anne Porter's account of the experiences she had during the 1920s working with a group protesting the conviction of the shoemaker Nicola Sacco and the fishmonger Bartolomeo Vanzetti (both by political conviction, anarchists) on the charge of murder b...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: spring-2014, e-book, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, those-autumn-years, roman-catholic, lifestyles-deathstyles Read on May 15, 2014 "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall": read hereOpening: She flicked her wrist neatly out of Doctor Harry’s pudgy careful fingers and pulled the sheet ...
MarkAlan
MarkAlan rated it 6 years ago
I read this book for the first time 45 years ago at 16. A second reading only confirmed at as a classic, working on so many different levels.
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
The title is a misnomer. Not that there aren't some wonderful stories here, but they were never really chosen because they're the best American short stories of the 20th century. Rather, these are Updike's 56 picks out of the 2,000 stories originally chosen in the 84 volumes of a yearly anthology pu...
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it 6 years ago
This was such a moving read, and I'm ashamed to admit that I remember very little of it. Porter's 'Ship of Fools' was a fascinating read and a model example of the long-term pet project of a gifted writer - for good or ill. In here I remember extended meditations on death, curious letters from an ...
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