Kathrine Kressmann Taylor


Born
in Portland, OR, The United States
January 01, 1903

Died
July 14, 1996


Born Kathrine Kressmann, she married Elliott Taylor in 1928. Her first and most famous book, "Address unknown", was initially published by Story magazine. As both the editor and her husband deemed the story "too strong to appear under the name of a woman", she took on the pseudonym Kressman Taylor, which she used for the rest of her professional life.

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Address Unknown

4.18 avg rating — 6,245 ratings — published 1938 — 94 editions
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Jour Sans Retour

3.81 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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Ainsi mentent les hommes

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Ainsi rêvent les femmes

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Jours D'orage

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Inconnu a cette adresse

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Address Unkown play

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Until That Day

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Florence: Ordeal By Water

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1967
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Diary of Florence in Flood

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More books by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor…
“But there is another realm where we can always find something true, the fireside of a friend, where we shed our little conceits and find warmth and understanding, where small selfishnesses are impossible and where wine and books and talk give a different meaning to existence.
There we have made something that no falseness can touch. We are at home.”
Kressman Taylor, Address Unknown

“We are vain and we are dishonest because it is necessary to triumph over other vain and dishonest persons.”
Kressman Taylor, Address Unknown

“We shall have no leaders left before long!” the pastor cried bitterly. “We are not abandoned,” the doctor told him quietly. “Neither is one man indispensable, however much we may mourn him personally. Each of us does as much as he can and when he disappears someone else finds the courage to take his place.” That”
Kathrine Kressmann Taylor, Day of No Return

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March 2020 Short Story/Novella Poll

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift, 48 pages, 1729
 
  57 votes, 23.0%

The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster, 48 pages, 1909
 
  46 votes, 18.5%

The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann, 44 pages, 1816
 
  44 votes, 17.7%

Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, 128 pages, 1955
 
  33 votes, 13.3%

 
  32 votes, 12.9%

 
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