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Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine Anne Porter (May 15, 1890– September 18, 1980), was an American author and journalist best known for her short stories and her masterwork, Ship of Fools. She spent her early years working as a teacher of drama, dance and song to help support her and her father. These misfortunes are what made Porter the amazing writer that she became, focusing on themes of death, mistrust, and depraved human behavior.

A great quote that encapsulates the question that motivated much of her writing was: “Man cannot — oh, why can he not? this to me is the riddle of the universe — face the truth of his own motives.” Read More→


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