The classic 1944 collection of ten short stories by the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author and journalist
Incomparable in their dramatic clarity and emotional force, the ten gems in this collection affirm Katherine Anne Porter’s genius for writing stories, as Eudora Welty observed, “with a power that stamps them to their very last detail on the memory.”
The collection includes The Old Order, a sequence of short stories that paints a devastating portrait of the racial inequities that plague life in the American South, as well as other selected stories such as “The Leaning Tower” and “The Downward Path to Wisdom”.
Porter, Katherine Anne. Collected Stories and Other Writings. Library of America. Oct. 2008. 1093p. F~The Library of America welcomes its newest member. This combines Porter's short stories collections--Flowering Judas and Other Stories; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower and Other Stories--with a large dose of her short prose (reviews, criticism, essays, travel pieces, and more) that has long been unavailable. A ton of great stuff!--Mike Rogers, LJ/LJX.