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Willa Cather, A Life Saved Up

Willa Cather, A Life Saved Up


by Hermoine Lee
Cover photograph courtesy of the University of Nebraska

'Lee beautifully evokes the strength and atmosphere of Willa Cather's novels and the sure touch of her language - her rootedness in the landscapes of her childhood; her disillusion and nostalgia; her anxiety about modernity . . . Hermoine Lee's reading of Cather rediscovers her as a disconcerting, complex writer of conflicting energies and sexual doubleness - a writer, as Hermoine Lee says, whose life was "saved up" to make into fictions which she wanted to seem "not stories at all, but life itself"'
~Nicci Gerrard, New Statesman