… the overall context of Porter’s literary life and travels.
Secondary Sources: Journals
Cohn, Deborah. “Paradise Lost and Regained: The Old Order and Memory in Katherine Anne Porter’s Stories and Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo,” Hispanofila 124 (Sept. 1998): 65-86.
This article draws parallels between the Southern and Mexican experiences of social upheaval as depicted in the author’s fiction. This article is an …
… Porter, calling them both dreamers of the Southern mold. It stresses the importance of travel and the exotic in Porter’s “Flowering Judas” among her other works, and its relationship to these same themes in Capote’s works.
Warren, Robert Penn. “Irony with a Center: Katherine Anne Porter.” Reprinted in Selected Essays of Robert Penn Warren. New York: Random House, 1969.
This is a discussion of literary …
… tropes in the author’s work. It suggests that irony is a central motif in all of her work. However, the irony is never simply cleverness, but always has a larger purpose, politically and socially.