Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR & RARE--------------------LETTERS OF KATHERINE ANNE PORTER, Selected and Edited and with an Introduction by Isabel Bayley.

From the thousands of letters Porter wrote during her major working years, 1930-1963, a close friend here selects those that biographically portray the distinguished American writer (1890-1980). An introduction, "who's who" and brief headnotes to the 12 chronological sections relate the correspondence to Porter's friendships with Hart Crane, Caroline Gordon, J. F. Powers, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren and Glenway Wescott, among other writers; to her family, lovers, editors and publishers; to the origin and development of "Flowering Judas," "Pale Horse, Pale Rider," "The Leaning Tower" and "Ship of Fools". The letters reveal a gracious, generous, loving nature, so different (except in her dismissal of Leslie Fiedler as patronizing, dishonest, inferior and mischievous) from what one reads of Porter in the books of others.

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This is the hardcover stated Atlantic First Edition from 1990.  Other than a back cardholder flyleaf (ex lib), both the mylar-covered dj and the book are in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo).  **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe.  So bid now for this magnificent, impossible-to-find AUTOBIOGRAPHY COLLECTIBLE.

20th century;  Biography & Autobiography;  Correspondence;  General;  Non-Fiction;  Porter, Katherine Anne;  United States;  Women authors, American

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