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Willa Cather - American Writers 36

Willa Cather - American Writers 36: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1964
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Willa Cather - American Writers 36
    Book Description:

    Willa Cather. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5247-1
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Willa Cather
    (pp. 5-44)

    It is customary to speak of Willa Gather as an “elegist” of the American pioneer tradition. “Elegy” suggests celebration and lament for a lost and irrecoverable past; but the boldest and most beautiful of Willa Gather’s fictions are characterized by a sense of the past not as an irrecoverable quality of events, wasted in history, but as persistent human truth repossessed — salvaged, redeemed — by virtue of memory and art.

    Her art is a singular one. The prose style is suave, candid, transparent, a style shaped and sophisticated in the great European tradition; her teachers were Homer and Virgil, Tolstoi and...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 45-46)