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Flowering Judas: Introduction
Flowering Judas: Plot Summary
Flowering Judas: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Flowering Judas: Themes
Flowering Judas: Quotes
Flowering Judas: Characters
Flowering Judas: Symbols
Flowering Judas: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Katherine Anne Porter
Historical Context of Flowering Judas
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- Full Title: Flowering Judas
- When Written: 1930
- Where Written: New York
- When Published: 1930 in Hound and Horn magazine
- Literary Period: Modernism
- Genre: Short story, American literature, revolutionary literature
- Setting: Mexico City, c. 1920s
- Climax: Laura has a dream about Eugenio, who calls her a murderer.
- Antagonist: Braggioni
- Point of View: Third person
Extra Credit for Flowering Judas
Close Call. Porter very nearly died in the 1918 flu pandemic and spent months in the hospital, where she lost most of her hair. When it grew back, it had turned completely white and remained so for the rest of her life, making her highly recognizable in the literary world.
Tinsel Town. Porter’s novel, Ship of Fools, was made into a feature film in 1965, starring Vivien Leigh and Lee Marvin. It wasn’t Porter’s first brush with Hollywood, as she worked frequently as an extra in films beginning in 1915.