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Joan M. Givner
University of Regina (Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0AZ Canada)

A Biography of Katherine Anne Porter

To show the people, places and incidents that Katherine Anne Porter used in her published and unpublished work so that students of literature might understand the understatement "I arrange it" (Porter has said that it is an absolute rule of her work that she makes nothing up, "My fiction is reportage really. I arrange it and it is fiction but it happened."), and be able to study a unique creative method. Porter asked PI to be her biographer and literary executor, and book The Brave Voyage: The Life of Katherine Anne Porter will address itself to that task. Porter, as well as her relatives are cooperating and have given access to papers, tapes, and other materials.

Project fields:
American Literature

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 12/31/1978