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Book Title: The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter|
The author of the book: Katherine Anne Porter
Edition: Harcourt Brace
Date of issue: September 1st 1965
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Reader ratings: 3.7
ISBN 13: 9780151189922
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 23.83 MB
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Granny Weatherall is nearly eighty and she's in bed, surrounded by her children, her doctor and a minister. She's dying. Her mind and senses go from one memory to another, from one sensation to another, thoughts fluttering like distracted butterflies going in all directions, or like a malfunctioning television catching all sorts of signals. Among these, the strongest of all, was one sorrow--the grief which wiped all her other sorrows away-- she was twenty and the love of her life didn't come to their wedding.
A powerfully imagined, unforgettable story. If I get lucky and grow very old and slowly waste away in bed surrounded by grieving relatives and creditors and quietly happy heirs I'll surely remember, in my grogginess, this story. What was the name of the dying grandmother there? Ah, yes, Granny Weatherall (for she weathered all!). I am like her now. And who wrote it? Alice Munro? No. She has a longer name. Ah, yes, Katherine Ann Porter! What are these people doing here, crying? I've got to call my brother. We need to check out that new bookstore downtown. What is that novel I'm now reading? I've been at it for months now, my eyesight is not that good anymore, my eyes tear up five minutes into staring at a page. Is it day or night? What is this heaviness in my chest? It is certainly getting dark and cold. Tomorrow I need to give my friend's grandson that old bike I no longer need...
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Read information about the authorKatherine Anne Porter was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. She is known for her penetrating insight; her works deal with dark themes such as betrayal, death and the origin of human evil.
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