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Willa Cather: A Literary Life

Willa Cather: A Literary Life

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by James Woodress
University of Nebraska Press
Paperback

James Woodress goes beyond previous biographers in drawing on some fifteen hundred letters, interviews, speeches, and reminiscences. He separates much fact from fiction and takes into account the ever-growing body of Cather criticism.

The author of My Antonia and Death Comes for the Archbishop was in love with life: here are her passions, prejudices, and quirks of personality. Thoroughly grounded in Cather's writings, which were autobiographical to an uncommon degree, Willa Cather: A Literary Life is likely to stand as the definitive biography of her for years to come.

James Woodress, a professor of English at the University of California at Davis, is the author of Willa Cather: Her Life and Art and other books.