Flowering Judas and Other Stories

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A collection of stories by the reknown author including such titles as "Maria Concepcion," "Virgin Violeta," "The martyr," "Flowering Judas," and "The cracked looking-glass"

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Flowering Judas, a collection of ten masterfully written stories about people struggling to survive in a world filled with conflict, includes the first work Katherine Anne Porter ever finished and contains stories that, "if they were not yet written, I should have to write them still." Braggioni, a Mexican revolutionary in the title story, is a man with a "vast cureless wound of self-esteem" who has "taken pains to be a good revolutionist and a professional lover of humanity." To his chagrin, Laura, the "gringita" he pursues, loves the revolution without being in love with any man in it. In "Maria Concepcion" Maria slaves long and hard to save enough to be married in the church, a symbol of status she comes to value more than life itself. In "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," the excruciating memory of George - the groom who deserted her more than fifty years earlier - returns to Granny Weatherall to erase all other sorrow, even her fear of death. In "Magic," Madam Blanchard's cook gives her a charm so powerful that "even your enemy will come back to you believing you are his friend." These compassionate portrayals of ordinary lives filled with joy, anguish, and anger resonate with strong truth and gentle courage. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Jesse Larsen

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