Willa Cather and the American Southwest

Willa Cather and the American Southwest

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The American Southwest was arguably as formative a landscape for Willa Cather?s aesthetic vision as was her beloved Nebraska. Both landscapes elicited in her a sense of raw incompleteness. They seemed not so much finished places as things unassembled, more like countries ?still waiting to be made into [a] landscape.? Cather?s fascination with the Southwest led to its presence as a significant setting in three of her most ambitious novels: The Song of the Lark, The Professor?s House, and Death Comes for the Archbishop. This volume focuses a sharp eye on how the landscape of the American Southwest served Cather creatively and the ways it shaped her research and productivity. No single scholarly methodology prevails in the essays gathered here, giving the volume rare depth and complexity.(The scene is in aquot;Delta Autumnaquot; where Isaac encounters the child, the male heir to the plantation, fathered by Roth Edmonds and his distant, aquot;blackaquot; Beauchamp cousin.) However ... Glassic ethnicity, like classic cars, has value. aquot;The politics of anbsp;...

Title:Willa Cather and the American Southwest
Author:John N. Swift, Joseph R. Urgo
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2004


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