FLOWERING JUDAS • Katherine Anne PorterModern Library / 1963 / hardcover
Katherine Anne Porter often spoke of her story "Flowering Judas" as the tale she liked best of all her stories because it came the nearest to what she meant it to be. It is the story of Laura, an idealistic woman, who travels to Mexico from Arizona at the age of twenty-two to assist the Obregón Revolution.
This casebook on "Flowering Judas" addresses Porter's ambivalence surrounding her roles as woman and artist and also attests to the profound influence of Mexico upon her work. Readers of this early tale will not be surprised to learn that although Porter was a practicing feminist in her life and her work, she actually eschewed the feminist label.
︎ Condition note: Good. Two black marks to dust jacket [pictured] / overall tanning and fading to dustjacket / binding is sturdy / interior pages are free of underlinings and marks