A Reader's Companion to the Fiction of Willa Cather by John MarchA Reader's Companion to the Fiction of Willa Cather by John March

A Reader's Companion to the Fiction of Willa Cather

byJohn March, Debra Lynn Thornton

Hardcover | December 1, 1993

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In correspondence, Willa Cather confessed to planting some of her allusions deep. This reader's companion contains thousands of lively and informative entries on persons, places, and events, fictional and real, and on quotations, works of art, and other items to reveal meanings or provide background for understanding Cather's fictional world. At the same time, it offers insights into her real world and time, her interests, and her astonishingly broad frame of reference. A lifetime project of encyclopedist John March, the once unwieldy manuscript and notes have been verified, clarified, amplified, and organized by literary scholar Marilyn Arnold, with the assistance of Debra Lynn Thornton. The goal was to develop a work that would be useful to the reader while preserving March's "authorial presence" has resulted in a dictionary that will both enlighten and delight.
Title:A Reader's Companion to the Fiction of Willa CatherFormat:HardcoverDimensions:880 pages, 9.5 × 6.1 × 1.85 inPublished:December 1, 1993Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313287678

ISBN - 13:9780313287671

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?Literary archaeologists of the future may be able to reconstruct the outlines and many of the details of Cather's fiction just from this comprehensive and readable guide. This volume will deservedly become a standard reference. March assumed readers would move from the fiction to his handbook; the editors believe, rightly, that this companion will be read on its own. It serves admirably to illuminate the range of Cather's allusions, to increase the reader's understanding of the cultures of which she writes, and to bring the reader back to the text with a deeper understanding.??Great Plains Quarterly