Selected Letters of Willa Cather

ISBN-10: 0307959309
ISBN-13: 9780307959300
Edition: 2013
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Description: A literary event: the first publication of one of America's most consistently admired and studied writers.Willa Cather, wanting only her work to speak for her, clearly forbade the publication of her letters in her will.  But now, over sixty-five  More...

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List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/16/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

A literary event: the first publication of one of America's most consistently admired and studied writers.Willa Cather, wanting only her work to speak for her, clearly forbade the publication of her letters in her will.  But now, over sixty-five years after her death, her literary reputation as secure as a reputation can be, the letters have become available for publication. Here then are 564 letters, nearly 20 percent of the entire cache, from the funny reports of 1880s Red Cloud life she wrote as a teenager, through her college years at the University of Nebraska, her time as a journalist, then novelist, in Pittsburgh and New York, to the letters of the 1940s when she despaired of her aging body and the events of WWII. The voice is strikingly consistent with the voice of her fiction: confident, elegant, detailed, open-hearted, concerned with profound ideas, but at the same time unfiltered, full of small fibs, emotional outbursts, inconsistencies, and the joys and sorrows of the moment. A deep pleasure to read, this volume is certain to find an excited audience among scholars and readers alike.

Jules Verne, one of the most influential writers of modern times, was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. He wrote for the theater and worked briefly as a stockbroker. Verne is considered by many to be the father of science fiction. His most popular novels include Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. These and others have been made into movies and TV mini-series. Twenty Thousand Leagues is even the basis of a popular ride at the Disney theme parks. In 1892, he was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in France. He died on March 24, 1905 in Amiens, France.

Introduction
Note on Editorial Procedures
Acknowledgments
The School Years: 1888-1896
The Pittsburgh Years: 1896-1906
The McClure's Years: 1906-1912
Finding Herself as a Writer: 1912-1916
Becoming Well Known: 1916-1918
A Change of Publishers and One of Ours:1919-1922
Years of Mastery: 1923-1927
Years of Loss: 1928-1931
A Troubled Time: 1932-1936
Years of Grieving: 1937-1939
The Culmination of a Career: 1940-1943
The Final Years: 1944-1947
Biographical Directory
Note on Archives Holding Original Cather Materials
Note on Works Cited and Consulted
Index

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