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  • Instead, she gossips about Cather's purported lesbianism and gives us a few platitudes: Cather's work explores "the spirit that built America"; it "has so much to do so directly with the most central problems of living," or so says Joan Acocella, quoted by Torrance.

    Experimental Fiction

  • Throughout Cather's life her most significant friendships were with women, at times she adopted the name William and wore men's clothes.

    Lily Bevan: Get Thee to a Library! Unsung Hero of 41st St: Library Way

  • This is what lifts such novels of Cather's as "My Antonia" and "Death Comes for the Archbishop" above regional fiction and gives them their standing as world literature.

    What Killed American Lit.

  • I don't know if Cather's had the greatest influence on me, but she's the one writer whose influence I would most hate to be without.

    Tony Earley - An interview with author

  • It seems to me that great heroines in literature almost always have memorable and even imposing names, like Anna Karenina, Emma Bovary, and Cather's Antonia Shimerda, which has to be the best name of all time.

    An Interview With Meghan Daum

  • That 1912 book was not one of Willa Cather's better novels, but it was her first -- and many great fictional works subsequently flowed from her pen.

    Dave Astor: 10 Reading-Related Resolutions for 2012

  • For instance, Willa Cather's good World War I-themed novel One of Ours received the prestigious prize in 1923, but her magnificent My Antonia did not in 1919.

    Dave Astor: A Factual History of Pulitzer-Winning Fiction

  • What looks like a book about the end of the world, and good riddance, turns out to be about something closer to Willa Cather's famous line, "The soul of another is a dark forest."

    A Master Back in the Saddle

  • For a variety of reasons--not necessarily falling precisely within your definition of a "conservative novel"--I would also nominate Cather's DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP because of the author's treatment of the theme of tradition and orthodoxy versus changes and compromises.

    Conservative novels

  • Moreover, this is a debate about Death Comes for the Archbishop, and the relationship in question is between two men, not two lesbians, so the argument that Cather's characters can only be queer if she was entails a flattening of the experience of gay men and women into a singular homosexual one.

    Whether true or not


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