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Cather Studies, Volume 8 : Willa Cather: A Writer's Worlds - Cather Studies

Cather Studies, Volume 8

Willa Cather: A Writer's Worlds

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The essays in "Cather Studies, Volume 8" explore the many locales and cultures informing Willa Cather's fiction. A lifelong Francophile, Cather first visited France in 1902 and returned repeatedly throughout her life. Her visits to France influenced not only her writing but also her interpretation of other worlds: for example, while visiting the American Southwest in 1912, a region that informed her subsequent works, she first viewed that landscape through the prism of her memories of Provence. Cather's intellectual intercourse between the Old and the New World was a two-way street, moving both people and cultural mores between the two. But her worlds extended far beyond France, or even geographical locations. This new volume pairs Cather innovatively with additional influences--theological, aesthetic, even gastronomical--and examines her as tourist and traveler cautiously yet assiduously exploring a diverse range of places, ethnicities, and professions.

"Cather Studies continues to assemble and inspire the most well-informed writing on Willa Cather's life and literature. The twenty-three essays in this volume further elevate Cather's reputation for meticulous attention to detail when presenting various cultures in her fiction."-Derek Driedger, Great Plains Quarterly -- Derek Driedger * Great Plains Quarterly *
"Cather Studies has long been the repository of worthwhile scholarship, and this eighth volume does not disappoint. Catherians who missed the European seminar will learn much from this readable, revelatory, and elegantly designed volume."-Timothy W. Bintrim, Western American Literature -- Timothy W. Bintrim * Western American Literature *

Editorial Policyp. xi
Introduction: Translating Cather's Worldsp. xiii
Prelude: The Prophetess and the Professor: Rescuing Cather from the Pastp. 1
Cather and France, Cather and French Literature
Sorbonne Keynote Address: Shadows of a Rock: Translating Willa Catherp. 23
"The Bravest Act of His Life": Cather, Claude, and the Disadvantages of a Prairie Childhoodp. 46
Willa Cather in Paris: The Mystery of a Torn Photographp. 62
"Pershing's Crusaders": G. P. Cather, Claude Wheeler, and the AEF Soldier in Francep. 74
Claude Wheeler's Three Joans in One of Oursp. 91
From St. Joan to Madame Joubert: Pilgrimage and Ethnic Memoryp. 110
Willa Cather's One of Ours, Edith Wharton's A Son at the Front, and the Literature of the Great Warp. 125
Willa Cather's La comédie humainep. 148
Willa Cather: Flaubert's Parrot?p. 164
The Temptation of St. Peter: Flaubert's Saint Anthony and Cather's The Professor's Housep. 176
Chance Meetings in Southern Francep. 193
Great Facts and Aesthetic Techniques
"As in a Mirror and a Symbolism": Pascal's Mystical Theology and Cather's Divine Geometry in Death Comes for the Archbishopp. 211
Cather's Ruskinian Landscapes: Typologies of the New Worldp. 228
"The Thrill of His Own Poor Little Nerve": Art and the Ambivalence of Voice in My Mortal Enemyp. 246
Writing and/as Weaving: Shadows on the Rock and La dame à la licornep. 263
Chocolate, Cannibalism, and Gastronomical Meaning in Shadows on the Rockp. 282
Other Worlds, Other Places
Willa Cather in Space: Exile, Vagrancy, and Knowingp. 297
Report from Cherry Valley, Where Willa Cather Was Very Likely "Overcome by a Feeling of Place"p. 312
Edith Lewis as Editor, Every Week Magazine, and the Contexts of Cather's Fictionp. 325
Picturing Their Ántonia(s): Mikolá Ale and the Partnership of W. T. Benda and Willa Catherp. 353
Willa Cather's Hispanic Epiphanies and The Professor's Housep. 379
Losing and Finding "Race": Old Jezebel's African Storyp. 396
The Fire in the Ash: Dissent and Progressivism in Cather's "Double Birthday"p. 412
Postlude: The Green Vase, the Yellow Orange, and the White Chapel: Trying to Define an Artp. 428
Contributorsp. 444
Indexp. 451
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ISBN: 9780803230255
ISBN-10: 0803230257
Series: Cather Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 492
Published: 1st November 2010
Publisher: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.34  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64