Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Texbook* (for Textbook*)

Katherine Anne Porter was born in Texas in 1890 and was descended from Daniel Boone. She won both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for The Collected Stories in 1966 and was appointed to the American Academy of Arts and Letters that same year. Porter produced four short story collections as well as four other books, including Ship of Fools, which launched an award-winning Hollywood film in 1965. Her 76th year was certainly one for the books, giving all of us late bloomers, whether Texan or not, reason to think big. Texbook* (for textbook*) appears 16 times in OhioLINK, making it a typo of "high probability."

(Katherine Anne Porter on a postage stamp in 2006.)

Carol Reid

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