Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Bruce Baker


The year 1922 marked the beginning of the fiction-writing career of one of the twentieth century’s finest short story writers, Katherine Anne Porter. In a review of The Leaning Tower and Other Short Stories in 1944, Edmund Wilson says, “she is absolutely a first-rate artist, and what she wants other people to know she imparts to them by creating an object, the self-developing organism of a work of prose.”


A Thesis Presented to the Department of English and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1969 Phebe Jamison Rosch.

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