Who is Katherine Anne Porter?

  • (noun): United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980).
    Synonyms: Porter

Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine Anne Porter (May 15, 1890 – September 18, 1980) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. Her 1962 novel Ship of Fools was the best-selling novel in America that year, but her short stories received much more critical acclaim. She is known for her penetrating insight; her work deals with dark themes such as betrayal, death and the origin of human evil. In 1990, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark number 2905 was placed in Brown County, Texas to honor the life and career of Porter.

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    They had both noticed that a life of dissipation sometimes gave to a face the look of gaunt suffering spirituality that a life of asceticism was supposed to give and quite often did not.
    Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980)

    The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one’s own—even more, one’s own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.
    Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980)

    There seems to be a kind of order in the universe, in the movement of the stars and the turning of the earth and the changing of the seasons, and even in the cycle of human life. But human life itself is almost pure chaos. Everyone takes his stance, asserts his own rights and feelings, mistaking the motives of others, and his own.
    —Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980)

    In olden days a glimpse of stocking
    Was looked on as something shocking
    But now, God knows,
    Anything goes.
    —Cole Porter (1893–1964)

    Don’t use that word, Frank. We don’t like it. Say rather that we are undead, immortal.
    —Eric Taylor. Robert Siodmak. Katherine Caldwell (Louise Allbritton)

    Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist—the only thing he’s good for—is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning. Even if it’s only his view of a meaning. That’s what he’s for—to give his view of life.
    —Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980)