Katherine Anne Porter’s Collected Stories won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1966. Over the course of her storied twentieth century career, Porter was celebrated for her writing across many genres: novels, short stories, journalism, essays, and even poetry. In this class, we will read a variety of her short stories from throughout her career, including stories from her well-known collections Flowering Judas and Pale Horse, Pale Rider. We’ll also learn about Katherine Anne Porter’s self-mythologization, as the stories she spun about her own biography were often as fantastic as her published fiction.
Read: The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter