The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

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The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
First edition cover
AuthorKatherine Anne Porter
CountryUnited States
GenreShort stories
PublisherHarcourt Brace
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter is a book by Katherine Anne Porter published by Harcourt in 1965, comprising nineteen "short stories and long stories", as Porter herself would say. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction[1] and the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.[2]

Collected Stories, in addition to four exclusive new stories, contains all stories previously collected in Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower. In the preface "Go Little Book ...", Porter abjured the word "novella", calling it a "slack, boneless, affected word that we do not need to describe anything." She went on to say "Please call my works by their right names: we have four that cover every division: short stories, long stories, short novels, novels."


  1. ^ "Fiction". Past winners & finalists by category. The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
  2. ^ "National Book Awards – 1966". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
    (With acceptance speech by Porter and essays by Mary Gaitskill and H.L. Hix from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog.)

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