By Cather Studies,Richard H. Millington,Anne L Kaufman

ISBN-10: 0803276591

ISBN-13: 9780803276598

Willa Cather and the 19th Century explores, with textual specificity and ancient alertness, the query of the way the cultures of the 19th century—the cultures that formed Willa Cather’s early life, lively her schooling, provided her creative types, generated her inordinate goals, and gave embodiment to a lot of her deeply held values—are addressed in her fiction.


In comparable units of essays, seven participants song inside of Cather’s lifestyles or writing the actual cultural formations, feelings, and conflicts of price she absorbed from the ambience of her detailed old second; their ten colleagues supply a compelling set of case reports that articulate the manifold ways in which Cather discovered from, outfitted upon, or resisted versions supplied by means of specific nineteenth-century writers, works, or inventive genres. Taken including its Cather Studies predecessor, Willa Cather and glossy Cultures, this quantity finds Cather as explorer and interpreter, patient and grasp of the transition from a Victorian to a Modernist America.

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