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The ambivalent art of Katherine Anne Porter, Mary Titus

Label
The ambivalent art of Katherine Anne Porter
Title
The ambivalent art of Katherine Anne Porter
Statement of responsibility
Mary Titus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During a life that spanned ninety years, Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) witnessed dramatic and intensely debated changes in the gender roles of American women. Mary Titus draws upon unpublished Porter papers, as well as newly available editions of her early fiction, poetry, and reviews, to trace Porter's shifting and complex response to those cultural changes. Titus shows how Porter explored her own ambivalence about gender and creativity, for she experienced firsthand a remarkable range of ideas concerning female sexuality. These included the Victorian attitudes of the grandmother who raised her; the sexual license of revolutionary Mexico, 1920s New York, and 1930s Paris; and the conservative, ordered attitudes of the Agrarians." "Throughout her long career, writes Titus, Porter "repeatedly probed cultural arguments about female creativity, a woman's maternal legacy, romantic love, and sexual identity, always with startling acuity, and often with painful ambivalence." Much of her writing, then, serves as a medium for what Titus terms Porter's "gender-thinking"--Her sustained examination of the interrelated issues of art, gender, and identity." "Porter, says Titus, rebelled against her upbringing yet never relinquished the belief that her work as an artist was somehow unnatural, a turn away from the essential identity of woman as "the repository of life," as childbearer. In her life Porter increasingly played a highly feminized public role as a southern lady, but in her writing she continued to engage changing representations of female identity and sexuality. This is an important new study of the tensions and ambivalence inscribed in Porter's fiction, as well as the vocational anxiety and gender performance of her actual life."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Titus, Mary
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3531.O752
LC item number
Z826 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ambivalence in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Porter, Katherine Anne
Label
The ambivalent art of Katherine Anne Porter, Mary Titus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The princess of art -- Fairy tales and foreigners -- Beautiful objects -- Seeking the mother tongue -- A little stolen holiday -- Rumors and representations -- Romantic love -- Gender and costume -- Southern belle, southern lady -- No safe harbor
Control code
60671802
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780820327563
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005017312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780820327563
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The ambivalent art of Katherine Anne Porter, Mary Titus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The princess of art -- Fairy tales and foreigners -- Beautiful objects -- Seeking the mother tongue -- A little stolen holiday -- Rumors and representations -- Romantic love -- Gender and costume -- Southern belle, southern lady -- No safe harbor
Control code
60671802
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780820327563
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005017312
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780820327563
Other physical details
illustrations

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