WILLA CATHER ON WRITING by Willa Cather

WILLA CATHER ON WRITING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A collection, from magazines, letters, prefaces and other sources, of essays on her own works, on other authors, on writing. They offer personal sidelights, a balancing of literary values, a perspective on her early works and those of her later years and a meditative commentary on the art of fiction. Here are the origins of Death Comes for the Archbishop, opinions on escapism, Sara Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Defoe, Mansfield, the books of Wagner's operas; here are well handled ideas on literary creation. A collection of definite critical interest and appeal.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1949
Publisher: Knopf