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    Katherine Anne Porter Autograph Letter Signed and Autograph Note Signed. Porter was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. This two-piece collection consists of the following:
    Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 6" x 9", n.p., July 20, 1945. A brief note to a fan, in part: "The books will have to make rather a long journey, but I will be very happy to sign them for your husband and return them at once." Fine condition.
    Autograph Note Signed. One page, 8.5" x 11", n.p., March 9, 1975. Porter has penned a brief note to Shirley Cohen at the bottom of a page featuring a portion of her acclaimed short story, Rope. The note reads: "For Shirley Cohen - With all good wishes. Who found in this story, written nearly fifty years ago, that young married people sound much alike through the ages, in tone and feeling, if in endless variety of incidents." Very fine.

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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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