Literary Criticism

Cather Studies, Volume 12

Cather Studies, Volume 12

Author: Cather Cather Studies

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496219220

Category: Literary Criticism

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Over the five decades of her writing career Willa Cather responded to, and entered into dialogue with, shifts in the terrain of American life. These cultural encounters informed her work as much as the historical past in which much of her writing is based. Cather was a multifaceted cultural critic, immersing herself in the arts, broadly defined: theater and opera, art, narrative, craft production. Willa Cather and the Arts shows that Cather repeatedly engaged with multiple forms of art, and that even when writing about the past she was often addressing contemporary questions. The essays in this volume are informed by new modes of contextualization, including the increasingly popular view of Cather as a pivotal or transitional figure working between and across very different cultural periods and by the recent publication of Cather's correspondence. The collection begins by exploring the ways Cather encountered and represented high and low cultures, including Cather's use of "racialized vernacular" in Sapphira and the Slave Girl. The next set of essays demonstrates how historical research, often focusing on local features in Cather's fiction, contributes to our understanding of American culture, from musicological sources to the cultural development of Pittsburgh. The final trio of essays highlights current Cather scholarship, including a food studies approach to O Pioneers! and an examination of Cather's use of ancient philosophy in The Professor's House. Together the essays reassess Cather's lifelong encounter with, and interpretation and reimagining of, the arts.
Literary Criticism

Cather Studies, Volume 13

Cather Studies, Volume 13

Author: Cather Cather Studies

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496225153

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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Willa Cather wrote about the places she knew, including Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, and Virginia. Often forgotten among these essential locations has been Pittsburgh. During the ten years Pittsburgh was her home (1896-1906), Cather worked as an editor, journalist, teacher, and freelance writer. She mixed with all sorts of people and formed friendships both ephemeral and lasting. She published extensively--and not just profiles and reviews but also a collection of poetry, April Twilights, and more than thirty short stories, including several collected in The Troll Garden that are now considered masterpieces: "A Death in the Desert," "The Sculptor's Funeral," "A Wagner Matinee," and "Paul's Case." During extended working vacations through 1916, she finished four novels in Pittsburgh. Cather Studies, Volume 13 explores the myriad ways that these crucial years in Pittsburgh shaped Cather's writing career and the artistic, professional, and personal connections she made there. With contributions from fourteen well-known Cather scholars, this collection of essays recognizes the importance Pittsburgh played in Cather's life and work and deepens our appreciation of how her art examines and elucidates the human experience.
Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Development Studies

The Bangladesh Development Studies

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105013666230

Category: Bangladesh

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Feminism

New Books on Women and Feminism

New Books on Women and Feminism

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ISBN: OSU:32435087057691

Category: Feminism

Page: 122

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“A” Catalogue of Books

“A” Catalogue of Books

Author: Justin Winsor

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ISBN: ONB:+Z224904900

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Page: 316

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Health education

Review of Research and Studies Related to Health Education Practice (1961-1966)

Review of Research and Studies Related to Health Education Practice (1961-1966)

Author: Marjorie A. C. Young

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ISBN: IND:30000088596196

Category: Health education

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East Asia

Pacific Studies

Pacific Studies

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ISBN: UVA:X001613205

Category: East Asia

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Women

Women's Studies Index

Women's Studies Index

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105118404271

Category: Women

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Fiction

The Pictorial in Modernist Fiction from Stephen Crane to Ernest Hemingway

The Pictorial in Modernist Fiction from Stephen Crane to Ernest Hemingway

Author: Deborah Schnitzer

Publisher: Umi Research Press

ISBN: UOM:39015014507910

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Great Plains

Great Plains Quarterly

Great Plains Quarterly

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007820710

Category: Great Plains

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Justice, Administration of

Law on the Great Plains

Law on the Great Plains

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ISBN: IND:30000047134139

Category: Justice, Administration of

Page: 64

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