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Pink Cotton Panties & the Bonsai Tree

Amy M. Clark University of North Texas Press PDF
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Stray Home

Amy M. Clark University of North Texas Press PDF
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You're in the Picture

Stefanie Wortman University of Northern Texas PDF
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When Early March Seems Middle May

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Weimar Moment in Katherine Anne Porter’s Ship of Fools (Joseph Kuhn)

Edited byThomas Austenfeld UNT Press PDF

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Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools

her novel in Brüning’s Germany is also shown in a comment Porter made in a slightly later letter to her editor in which she said that her novel should try to bring out "the political and economic cross currents" of the crisis years of 1931-1932 (Porter, Letters 504).

Biographers and critics of Porter have long recognized that Ship of

Fools was based upon Porter’s voyage from Mexico to Germany in the late summer of 1931 and her stay in Berlin between October 1931 and January

1932. But Porter has frequently been seen as a political naïf who was not well-prepared to understand what she saw in Germany. Her critics often say that Porter’s two works that are set in Germany in 1931, Ship of Fools and "The Leaning Tower" (1941), are marred as representations of a historical period by the anti-German stereotypes in which Porter sometimes seemed to indulge (she once called the Germans "the most naturally unattractive people in the world") and by an ahistorical tendency to shift anti-Semitic attitudes amongst Germans back from the Hitler period to the Weimar republic (Porter, Selected 193).1 Porter’s one-time friend, the novelist Josephine Herbst, complained that "this is 1931 ... and there is only one question—the Jewish question .... The issues that even

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Night Rescue

Amy M. Clark University of North Texas Press PDF
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Postcards from the Best Women Friends of Our Men

Amy M. Clark University of North Texas Press PDF
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Summer

Richard Carr University of North Texas Press PDF
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Monkey with a Cup

Amy M. Clark University of North Texas Press PDF
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There's Something Quieter than Sleep

Stefanie Wortman University of Northern Texas PDF
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The Truth About Distance

Caki Wilkinson University of North Texas Press PDF

The Truth About Distance

Now, of course, Newton, when he spoke of the distance, meant the distance at a given time: he thought there could be no ambiguity about time. But we have seen that this was a mistake.

—Bertrand Russell

Her unicycle’s parked down in the basement, a dusty souvenir she stows with antiques, out-of-fashion clothes.

She hasn’t ridden since the hip replacement, except in sleep, but this will have to do.

Her doctor says, Why push your luck?

She shrugs, tallies another duck that won’t stay in its row. (It’s nothing new.)

Her tightrope rides replaced with strong black tea, she reads the Living Section twice

(Miss Manners, Abby, seem so nice when they become your only company), and there’s no looking forward since she’s grieving the three dead aunts she never met, plus kudzu, crosswords, long-term debt, and all the mail she hasn’t been receiving.

She hates to nag the postman, but insists one shouldn’t leave old business pending, convinced this time the world is ending, a claim the neighborhood psychologists present as further proof she’s full of beans,

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New Orleans

Stefanie Wortman University of Northern Texas PDF
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Under a Bridge

Matt Miller University of North Texas Press PDF
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Visiting Chicago

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc University of North Texas Press PDF
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Fingers

Richard Carr University of North Texas Press PDF

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