"American Regionalist Modernism: Willa Cather
, William Faulkner, Oscar Zeta Acosta, and Sandra Cisneros." New York U.
This essay is about Willa Cather
's Greenwich Village, a real place, though distinct from the fictive community, and about Cather's iconoclastic experience of it.
Along with an essay on Willa Cather
's O Pioneers!, he has published criticism on Louise Erdrich, Simon Ortiz, Samson Occom, William Faulkner, and Jean Toomer.
It has been the happiness and the curse of my life" (The World of Willa Cather
I explored three digital archives of women's writing: Women Writer's Online, the Willa Cather
Archive, and the Orlando Project.
Libby Larsen's Margaret Songs: Three Songs from Willa Cather
, are based on Cather's short story, "Eric Hermannson's Soul." This study explores how Larsen delves into the emotion and psychology of character Margaret Elliot.
(1) Willa Cather
, will dated April 29, 1943, Paragraph Seventh.
(22.) See Willa Cather
, The World and the Parish: Willa Cattier's Articles and Reviews, 1893-1902, ed.
Seeking Life Whole is a collaboration between Lucy Marks, a librarian at Drew University, the repository of an important Willa Cather
collection and, since 2002, of a rich archive of Earl and Achsah Brewster materials, and David Porter, the author of On the Divide: The Many Lives of Willa Cather
In a 1921 interview for Bookman magazine, Willa Cather
said, "I decided not to 'write' at all,--simply to give myself up to the pleasure of recapturing in memory people and places I'd forgotten." Although written, in part, when Cather was living in New York and Pittsburgh with socialite Isabelle McClung (throughout her life, Cather's most significant relationships were with women, and she never married), the novel, the first in the Prairie Trilogy (followed by The Song of the Lark  and My Antonia ), contains fictionalized memories of Cather's childhood: the uneasy relationship between the individual and society; the social isolation and loneliness; the promise and perils of the land; and the obstacles faced by immigrant families.
"It means getting at the meaning of all things; it means reaching climaxes; it means moral and spiritual and physical all in one." Of imagination, Willa Cather
had this to say: "Imagination, which is a quality writers must have, does not mean the ability to weave pretty stories out of nothing.
In Willa Cather
's My Antonia, Jim Burden describes the prairie winters "with little snow, when the whole country is stripped bare and grey as sheet-iron." Every time I read that sentence, I think of my father's funeral and the iron-cold silence.