Author: Anya Seton, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 608, Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN: 9780544222885

John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford, Chaucer's sister-in-law, fall in love in the 14th century.

Author: Anya Seton, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 608, Publisher: HarperCollins, ISBN: 9780547416403

"Exhilarating, exuberant, and rich," Katherine is an epic novel of a love affair that changed history—that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family (Austin Chronicle). Set in the vibrant fourteenth century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the story features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and the magnificent Plantagenets—Edward III, the Black Prince, and Richard II—who rule despotically over a court rotten with intrigue. Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king’s son, falls passionately in love with the already-married Katherine. Their affair persists through decades of war, adultery, murder, loneliness, and redemption. Anya Seton's vivid rendering of the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Lancaster makes Katherine an unmistakable classic. “An inspiration and the benchmark by which I judge historical novels.”—Alison Weir

Author: Darlene Donloe, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 196, Publisher: Holloway House Publishing, ISBN: 0870677756

Dancer, Choreographer

Author: Katherine Anne Porter, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 722, Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, ISBN: 0871134535

Selected letters between Porter and fellow writers trace her development as a writer and reveal her outlook on life

Author: Joyce Aschenbrenner, Genre: Performing Arts, Total Page: 316, Publisher: University of Illinois Press, ISBN: 0252027590

She believes that dancing involves the development of an entire person and that the rituals and traditions of dance are integral to the study of culture. Throughout her career she has been a living model of the socially responsible artist working to wet cultural appetites and combat social injustice. Building on Dunham's published memoirs. A Touch of Innocence and Island Possessed. Joyce Aschenbrenner's multifaceted portrait blends personal observations based on her own interactions with Dunham, archival documents, and interviews with Dunham's colleagues, students, and members of the Katherine Dunham Dance Company. Integrating these sources, Aschenbrenner characterizes the social, familial, and cultural environment of Dunham's upbringing and the intellectual and artistic community she embraced at the University of Chicago that laid the groundwork for her development as a dancer, anthropologist, and humanitarian.

Author: Harry John Mooney, Genre: Literary Criticism, Total Page: 60, Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre, ISBN: 9780822973980

One of the earliest, and still one of the most perceptive analyses of Katherine Anne Porter, it gives careful interpretation of the style and intent of Porter’s work from 1935 through the publication and critical reception of Ship of Fools.

Author: Jennifer Blanchard, Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines, Total Page: 106, Publisher: Walch Publishing, ISBN: 0825141346

Author: Ernest Temple Thurston, Genre: , Total Page: 356, Publisher: , ISBN: HARVARD:HNP1MM

Author: Boden Clarke, Genre: Fantasy fiction, American, Total Page: 128, Publisher: Wildside Press LLC, ISBN: 9780893704865

An annotated bibliography of the writings of fantasy writer Katherine Kurtz, with an interview of Kurtz by Robert Reginald and Jeffrey M. Elliot. Complete with index.

Author: Joanna Dee Das, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 280, Publisher: Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780190264871

One of the most important dance artists of the twentieth century, dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham (1909-2006) created works that thrilled audiences the world over. As an African American woman, she broke barriers of race and gender, most notably as the founder of an important dance company that toured the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia for several decades. Through both her company and her schools, she influenced generations of performers for years to come, from Alvin Ailey to Marlon Brando to Eartha Kitt. Dunham was also one of the first choreographers to conduct anthropological research about dance and translate her findings for the theatrical stage. Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora makes the argument that Dunham was more than a dancer-she was an intellectual and activist committed to using dance to fight for racial justice. Dunham saw dance as a tool of liberation, as a way for people of African descent to reclaim their history and forge a new future. She put her theories into motion not only through performance, but also through education, scholarship, travel, and choices about her own life. Author Joanna Dee Das examines how Dunham struggled to balance artistic dreams, personal desires, economic needs, and political commitments in the face of racism and sexism. The book analyzes Dunham's multiple spheres of engagement, assessing her dance performances as a form of black feminist protest while also presenting new material about her schools in New York and East St. Louis, her work in Haiti, and her network of interlocutors that included figures as diverse as ballet choreographer George Balanchine and Senegalese president Leopold Sedar Senghor. It traces Dunham's influence over the course of several decades from the New Negro Movement of the 1920s to the Black Power Movement of the late 1960s and beyond. By drawing on a vast, never-utilized trove of archival materials along with oral histories, choreographic analysis, and embodied research, Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora offers new insight about how this remarkable woman built political solidarity through the arts.