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The Professor's House by Willa Cather

Way back at the genesis of this blog (3 years ago :O ) Dave and I discussed a few of the books we wanted or didn’t want to read.  947 more words

Eleven And A Half Years Of Books

"The Professor's House" by Willa Cather

Read in: June 2014
Edition and format: Vintage Classics 1990, paperback
First published: 1925

I’m so happy I picked this up from a pile of discarded library books. 93 more words


57. (Willa Cather)

Willa Cather invented a new sort of novel, as innovative as anything by her modernist peers, and distinguished from theirs in several ways—including, I think, how much her novel lets her successfully do. 2,606 more words

Brief Essays

Till human voices wake us, and we drown

I read My Antonia years ago in school, and I remember mildly enjoying it. But I recently picked up Willa Cather’s O Pioneers! and The P… 985 more words


The Professor's House by Willa Cather and The Robber Bridegroom by Eudora Welty

Willa Cather’s professor Godfrey St. Peter revisits his personhood and his story in a season of reflectivity. When his son-in-law invites him on a summer trip to Europe, his desire to recapture time and space for himself compels him to decline the offer. 176 more words

Cather and the Perfect Definition of Christian Humanism

I don’t myself think much of science as a phase of human development. It has given us a lot of ingenious toys; they take our attention away from the real problems, of course, and since the problems are insoluble, I suppose we ought to be grateful for distraction.

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"The Professor's House" by Willa Cather

I first discovered Willa Cather last year during my annual short story reading project. Her short story “The Old Beauty” was probably in my top ten favorite short stories of 2012 (and the competition was tough, let me tell you!). 712 more words