This volume explores why and how Willa Cather is one of America's most treasured and most expansive writers. Original essays discuss Cather's cultural position and her use of radical new literary techniques.
Half Title Page.
About This Volume.
Career, Life, and Influence.
1: On Willa Cather.
2: Biography of Willa Cather.
3: The Paris Review Perspective.
4: Transcending Gender: Androgyny, Artistry, and Modernist Subjectivity in Willa Cather's O Pioneers!.
5: Willa Cather's Contradictory Commitments: The Antimodern Impulse in the Age of Modernism.
6: Parsifal Lost in the Wasteland: The Modernist Grail Quest in Cather and Fitzgerald.
7: Willa Cather's Readers and Critics.
8: The Enclosure of America: Civilization and Confinement in Willa Cather's O Pioneers!.
9: Is Cather's Paul a Case?.
10: Willa Cather and the Indian Heritage.
11: A Chorus of Gossips: Mistaking Invasion for Intimacy in Willa Cather's A Lost Lady.
12: Willa Cather's A Lost Lady: The Paradoxes of Change.
13: Hallowed Ground: Landscape as Hagiography in Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop.
14: Building the Cathedral: Imagination, Christianity, and Progress in Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop.
15: Willa Cather's Sapphira and the Slave Girl: Extending the Boundaries of the Body.
16: After the Christmas Tree: Willa Cather and Domestic Ritual.
17: A Code of Her Own: Attitudes Toward Women in Willa Cather's Short Fiction.
18: Gender, Sexuality, and Writing In Plato And Cather.