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The Grave Summary
Katherine Anne Porter

Everything you need to understand or teach The Grave by Katherine Anne Porter.

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The Grave Summary

Introduction

"The Grave" was first published in 1935 in the Virginia Quarterly Review, although it would receive more attention as part of a collection of stories published in 1944, The Leaning Tower and Other Stories. That collection was generally well received by critics, who admired Porter's elegant, understated style, although her light touch won praise for subtlety even as it was criticized for lacking warmth and vitality. "The Grave" appears as part of a group of stories within The Leaning Tower called "The Old Order." Taken as a whole, the stories present the family history of a young girl named Miranda: each very short tale depicts a scene from their past in a nostalgic, poetic tone that is nonetheless tinged with a vague sense of darkness. The last story of the group, "The Grave" begins with Miranda, nine years old, playing with her brother Paul in the empty graves that formerly contained...

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