“WHY DO I WRITE AS I DO? AS WELL ASK: WHY AM I MYSELF?”
PORTER, Katherine Anne. Flowering Judas. New York, 1930.
Limited first edition of the author’s first collection of short stories, one of only 600 copies, affectionately inscribed by Porter on the dedication leaf: “For James —— with all good wishes. Remembering again the wonderful day I first saw this little book, October 1930. Katherine Anne Porter, Roxbury Road, 25 May 1956. Why do I write as I do? As well ask: why am I myself? Sorry. I don’t know the answer to either of these questions! K.A.P.” $950.