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Pale horse, pale rider: the selected short stories

Pale horse, pale rider: the selected short stories

Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980

This collection gathers together the best of Katherine Anne Porter's short fiction. It includes 'Pale Horse, Pale Rider' where a young woman lies in a fever during the influenza epidemic, her childhood memories mingling with fears for her fiancé on his way to war

Book. English.
Published London: Penguin, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Katherine Anne Porter
ISBN: 0141195312, 9780141195315
Physical Description: xiv, 362 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Penguin modern classics
Subject: Short stories.
Series Title: Penguin modern classics.

Author note

Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) lived a long life which fluctuated between glamour and loneliness. Porter experienced firsthand many of the most iconic events of the twentieth century and wrote about most of them. Growing up on a farm in Texas at the end of the nineteenth century, she was a lifelong advocate of liberal social politics, and worked as a journalist on the American home-front during the First World War; she barely survived the influenza epidemic of 1918; moved to Greenwich village during its heyday as a center of radical politics and bohemian artists; lived in Mexico during and after its failed revolution; was in Europe during the rise of Nazism; and returned to the US during the Cold War and rabid McCarthyism.


Katherine Anne Porter's short stories are unsurpassed in modern fiction||Porter writes English of a purity and precision almost unique in contemporary fiction||She solves the essential problem: how to satisfy exhaustively in writing briefly||Porter's stories take accurate and deadly aim... dazzling
The New York Times