Pale Horse, Pale Rider: Three Short Novels
Pale Horse, Pale Rider comprises three of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's short novels or long stories, as Porter--who didn't hold with the term "novella"--called her pieces. In the masterly "Noon Wine," set on a Texas farm circa 1900, she offers an unforgettable study of evil. According to Reynolds Price the tale "can stand shoulder to shoulder with anything in Tolstoy or Chekhov." Both "Old Mortality" and the title story center on Porter's fictional counterpart, Miranda: a resilient Southern heroine who, as Mary Gordon observed, is in "the precarious position of a woman who must earn her way with no one behind her to break her fall."
"Many of Katherine Anne Porter's stories
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
An intense look at war and death and what's left afterwards. The character of Miranda was particularly well-drawn -- always questioning, always doubting -- her angst seemed true without being cloying ... Read full review
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Three novellas, but the best was the one that became a name for this book. What happens when you become part of an epidemic? Do you know the effect you may have on those around you? "Pale Horse, Pale Rider" lets you experience these questions. Well done. Read full review