Monday, October 04, 2004

Katherine Ann Porter

I choose to post on Katherine Ann Porter because I was intrigued by her story, "Theft." It was an interesting look into human nature. I was surprised to find that she was a direct decendant to Daniel Boone and grew up in Texas and Louisana. Her story seemed very urban, not what I expected from a southern girl. Porter was born in 1890 and live until 1980. She was raised by her grandmother after both her parents died. Porter was educated at convent schools and ran away when she was 16 to marry the first of her 3 husbands. She eventually made her living as a journalist in Chicago and Denver, where she probably acquired the urban feel to her story.


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