Katherine Anne Porter

The Cracked Looking-Glass
  • The Cracked Looking-Glass

  • 'She only wished to prove to herself she was once more on a train going somewhere'

    A passionate, unfulfilled woman considers her life and her marriage in this moving novella by one of America's finest short story writers.

    Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) has long been considered one of the twentieth's century most distinguished writers. She was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award for her Collected Stories (1965), which includes both Flowering Judas and Other Stories and Pale Horse, Pale Rider. Porter died in Silver Spring, Maryland on 18 September 1980, at the age of ninety.

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