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Some parts of it were quoted which made me want to read it.
The story begins with a young woman reporter who is concerned over the chance of losing her job because she has refused to buy a Liberty Bond.
Porter makes the attention to character, to detail, to the expression of creative vision seem effortless.
I learned about this short novel while watching a documentary about the influenza epidemic of 1918. Some parts of it were quoted which made me want to read it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by laura
Simply, a fantastic collection of short novels that captures a mood and a time. It is a shame these aren't more well known.Published 3 months ago by Mike Dahlstrom
A short novel written by a woman who nearly died in the 1918 Influenza outbreak. When she finally recovered, she found out that her fiancé, who had nursed her at the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by MW
"She lay on a narrow ledge over a pit she knew to be bottomless... and soft carefully shaped words like oblivion and eternity are curtains hung before nothing at all.... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark
Each of these stories is, in its own way, heartbreaking. Porter weaves disillusionment, bitterness and death around the meager lives of early 20th century Americans, of southerners... Read morePublished 7 months ago by jafrank
An excellent book- well delivered. This was a part of my book club selections - and the price was right for me. A look at the effects of the influenza during WW IPublished 24 months ago by J. Long
This book by Katherine Anne Porter, originally published in 1939, consists of three short novels, each about fifty pages long. Read morePublished on June 18, 2012 by Karl Janssen
Few authors can deliver the ethereal feeling of sleep, dream, malaise or other seemingly other worldly moments of consciousness. This author is a master. Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by Miami Bob
With these three, very different stories Porter fully emerged onto the American literary scene in the 1930s, having scored a success previously with "The Flowering Judas Tree and... Read morePublished on February 24, 2011 by Bob Newman