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Sometimes I wish I read less. I panic when I have nothing to read, no pages to turn in my bed at night, my own  bed or a strange one. 359 more words

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

I did not expect Death Comes for the Archbishop to be written the way it was. Willa Cather seems hardly a modernist in style but the elements we discussed in class could be argued to place her in the modernist movement, as a writer. 506 more words


Reading My Antonia has been enjoyable for me. I love the relationship that is being built and formed with Jim and Antonia. Throughout the book, their relationship with each other has been tested many times. 116 more words


Electronic Scholarly Editions: Using Electronic Maps to Explore Willa Cather's Life and Works

Looking around a few different electronic scholarly editions of authors’ works this week, I came across the Geographic Chronology project, which maps American author Willa Cather’s life and travels, in order to think about how they relate to her writing. 112 more words

Digital Humanities

Willa Cather's "When I Knew Stephen Crane"

Don’t miss this story of the week from the fine folks at Library of America. 

Irving Bacheller, the founder of the first major American newspaper syndicate, sent one of his young reporters, Stephen Crane, to Nebraska in February 1895 to report on the extreme drought and famine endured by the state’s residents during the previous two years. 88 more words


1923: One of Ours by Willa Cather

From the back cover:

Claude Wheeler, the sensitive, aspiring protagonist of this beautifully modulated novel, resembles the youngest son of a peculiarly American fairy tale. His fortune is ready-made for him, but he refuses to settle for it. 1,146 more words

Pulitzer Prize

The 1923 Novel Decision

Stuart P. Sherman, the man who had first questioned the difference between “whole” and “wholesome” in the wording of the Pulitzer Prize for Novel, was replaced on the 1923 jury. 230 more words

Pulitzer Prize