Willa Cather (Hardcover)

A Literary Life

By James Woodress

University of Nebraska Press, 9780803247345, 625pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1987

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Paperback (1/1/1989)

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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 Ántonia 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.

About the Author

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.