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Unrue, Darlene Harbour

Overview
Works: 12 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 6,629 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  Reviews 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3531.O752, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Darlene Harbour Unrue
Katherine Anne Porter remembered by Darlene Harbour Unrue ( )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From a fractured and vagabond girlhood in Texas, Porter led a wildly itinerant life that took her through five marriages, innumerable love affairs, and homes in Colorado, New York, Paris, Mexico, Louisiana, California, and Maryland. With very little formal education, she grew through sheer force of will to become a major American writer of short stories and the author of several books including Flowering Judas and other stories; Ship of Fools; Pale Horse; Pale Ride; Noon Wine; and The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Beca
Collected stories and other writings by Katherine Anne Porter ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A complete volume of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author's short stories includes a selection of definitive essays as gathered from her 1952 collection, The Days Before, as well as additional works from her early and later years
Truth and vision in Katherine Anne Porter's fiction by Darlene Harbour Unrue ( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Katherine Anne Porter : the life of an artist by Darlene Harbour Unrue ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the moment Katherine Anne Porter arrived on the American literary scene in 1922, the public was intrigued with her life. Yet she herself revealed only scant facts of her background and often gave conflicting accounts. She maintained, though, that a germ of her own experience lies at the core of everything she wrote." "In Katherine Anne Porter: The Life of an Artist, Darlene Harbour Unrue finds that Porter's deceptions were a screen for deep personal turmoil. Porter's maternal grandmother was institutionalized; Porter had more marriages than she ever acknowledged; she lost babies to miscarriage, abortion, and stillbirth, and she grieved over her failed motherhood. Ever-present were her fears of exile and insanity." "With unprecedented access to archival and personal papers, Unrue brings much new information to light. The biographer argues that the sources of Porter's deepest suffering were her early encounters with death, her fear of abandonment, her worry that she would inherit the "melancholia" that plagued both sides of her family, and her guilt at failing to produce children." "Despite these constant fears, Porter (1890-1980) lived an extraordinary life that vaulted her from poverty and obscurity to wealth and the fame of being a best-selling author. She experienced or observed many of the major events of the twentieth century. So often on the move, she lived in Greenwich Village during its heyday as a hotbed of radical politics and experimental art, in Mexico during the cultural revolution of the 1920s, in Europe during the rise of Nazism, and in America during the Cold War. Thirteen years old when she first rode in an automobile and saw an airplane, she was invited in her last decade to observe and write about the launching of the final Apollo space ship. Asked to summarize her own life, Porter was fond of quoting Madame Du Barry: "My life has been incredible. I don't believe a word of it!""--BOOK JACKET
Critical essays on Katherine Anne Porter ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays that examine the writings of twentieth-century American author Katherine Anne Porter, including reviews and critical analyses of her fiction and non-fiction works
Selected letters of Katherine Anne Porter chronicles of a modern woman by Katherine Anne Porter ( )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) produced a relatively small body of fiction, but she wrote thousands and thousands of letters. The present selection of 135 unexpurgated letters, written to seventy-four different persons, begins with a 1916 letter written from a tuberculosis sanatorium in Texas and ends with a 1979 letter dictated to an unnamed nursing-home attendant in Maryland. Different from any previous selection, this body of letters does not omit Porter's frank criticism of fellow writers and spans her entire life. Within that circumscription is the chronicle of Porter, a twentieth-century woman searching for love while she struggles to become the writer she is sure she can be. Porter's letters vividly showcase the twentieth century as the writer observes it from her historical vantage points--tuberculosis sanatoria and the influenza pandemic of 1918; the leftist community in Greenwich Village in the 1920s; the Mexican cultural revolution of the 1920s and early 1930s; the expatriate community in Paris in the 1930s; the rise of Nazism in Europe between the World Wars; the Second World War and its concomitant suppression of civil liberties; Hollywood and the university circuit as a haven for financially strapped writers in the 1940s and 1950s; the Cold War and its competition for supremacy in space; the Women's Rights and the Civil Rights movements; and the evolution and demise of literary modernism."--Project Muse
Understanding Katherine Anne Porter by Darlene Harbour Unrue ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This strange, old world and other book reviews by Katherine Anne Porter ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Katherine Anne Porter's poetry by Katherine Anne Porter ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interspersed with photographs of Porter from the years and places in which she composed the poems, the volume features a substantial critical and biographical essay in which Unrue explains the significance of individual poems and details the relationship between Porter's poetry and fiction. Unrue describes Porter's verse as an index to the stages of her developing intellectual thought and, in some cases, an intermediate phase in a creative process that began with random notes and letters and culminated in fiction
Selected Letters of Katherine Anne Porter ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Henry James and Gothic romance by Darlene Harbour Unrue ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Katherine Anne Porter the life of an artist by Darlene Harbour Unrue ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A biography capturing the incomparable life and times of one of America's finest writers. From the moment Katherine Anne Porter arrived on the American literary scene in 1922, the public was intrigued with her life. Yet she herself revealed only scant facts of her background and often gave conflicting accounts. She maintained, though, that a germ of her own experience lay at the core of everything she wrote. In [this book, the author] finds that Porter's deceptions were a screen for deep personal turmoil. With unprecedented access to archival and personal papers, [the author of this book] brings much new information to light. Porter's maternal grandmother was institutionalized; Porter had more marriages than she acknowledged; she lost babies to miscarriage, abortion, and stillbirth, and she grieved over her failed motherhood. Ever present were her fears of exile and insanity. Despite these constant fears, Porter (1890-1980) lived an extraordinary life that vaulted her from poverty and obscurity to wealth and the fame of being a best-selling author. She experienced or observed many of the major events of the twentieth century. So often on the move, she lived in Greenwich Village during its heyday as a hotbed of radical politics and experimental art, in Mexico during the cultural revolution of the 1920s, in Europe during the rise of Nazism, and in America during the Cold War. Thirteen years old when she first rode in an automobile and saw an airplane, she was invited in her last decade to observe and write about the launching of the final Apollo space ship. Asked to summarize her own life, Porter was fond of quoting Madame Du Barry: "My life has been incredible. I don't believe a word of it!" -Dust jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Harbour Unrue, Darlene 1938-
Unrue, Darlene H.
Unrue, Darlene H. 1938-
Languages
English (54)
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