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The Cambridge Companion to Willa Cather

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Marilee Lindemann, Guy J. Reynolds, Joseph R. Urgo, Richard H. Millington, Lisa Marcus, Jonathan Goldberg, Janis P. Stout, Susan J. Rosowski, Mark J. Madigan, Sharon O'Brien, Anne E. Goldman, John N. Swift, Leona Sevick, Ann Romines
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  • Date Published: July 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521527934

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  • Thirteen original essays by leading scholars cover the complete range of Cather's career, including most of her novels and short stories. The essays situate this major, enigmatic American novelist's work in a broad range of critical, cultural, and literary contexts. The introduction explores current trends in Cather scholarship and her place in contemporary culture. A detailed chronology and a guide to further reading complete the volume.

    • A collection of newly commissioned essays by prominent critics of Cather
    • Illuminates her novels, the context in which she wrote, and her life
    • The most comprehensive guide to Cather available, invaluable for students of American literature, the novel, and gay literature
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    • Date Published: July 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521527934
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrators
    Notes on contributors
    Chronology of Willa Cather's life
    Introduction Marilee Lindemann
    Part I. Contexts and Critical Issues:
    1. Willa Cather as progressive: politics and the writer Guy J. Reynolds
    2. The Cather thesis: the American empire of migration Joseph R. Urgo
    3. Willa Cather's American modernism Richard H. Millington
    4. Willa Cather and the geography of Jewishness Lisa Marcus
    5. Willa Cather and sexuality Jonathan Goldberg
    6. Willa Cather and the performing arts Janis P. Stout
    7. Willa Cather and the comic sense of self Susan J. Rosowski
    8. Cather and the short story Mark J. Madigan
    9. Willa Cather in the country of the ill Sharon O'Brien
    Part II. Studies of Major Works:
    10. Rereading My Ántonia Anne E. Goldman
    11. Fictions of possession in The Professor's House John N. Swift
    12. Catholic expansionism and the politics of depression in Death Comes for the Archbishop Leona Sevick
    13. Willa Cather and 'the old story': Sapphira and the Slave Girl Ann Romines
    Selected bibliography

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Willa Cather's Place Based Writing
  • Editor

    Marilee Lindemann, University of Maryland, College Park
    Marilee Lindemann is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland.


    Marilee Lindemann, Guy J. Reynolds, Joseph R. Urgo, Richard H. Millington, Lisa Marcus, Jonathan Goldberg, Janis P. Stout, Susan J. Rosowski, Mark J. Madigan, Sharon O'Brien, Anne E. Goldman, John N. Swift, Leona Sevick, Ann Romines

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