The Pittsburgh Stories of Willa Cather by Willa CatherThe Pittsburgh Stories of Willa Cather by Willa Cather

The Pittsburgh Stories of Willa Cather

byWilla CatherEditorPeter OresickOtherPeter Oresick

Paperback | November 1, 2016

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In these six stories, Willa Cather vividly captures the character of early 1900s Pittsburgh, a place she called home during her formative years as a writer. She depicts a city a where culture is beginning to take root, rising from the harsh industrial landscape. Her characters, ranging from a skinny young usher boy to an elderly doctor, seek meaning in music, art, and human connection. Through them, Cather explores the dual nature of art as a higher purpose. Art tugs at the edges of human emotion, inspiring a sense of wonder, but also instilling an insatiable longing for beauty in a disorderly world. Cather deftly captures transient moments of brilliance and pain to convince us of this fundamental truth.
After graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1895, WILLA CATHER obtained a position in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on a family magazine. Later she worked as copy editor and music and drama editor of The Pittsburgh Leader. PETER ORESICK is a scholar of Western Pennsylvania literature, and a poet whose works include Iconoscope, Warh...
Title:The Pittsburgh Stories of Willa CatherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887486118

ISBN - 13:9780887486111

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Table of Contents

The Professor’s Commencement
Paul’s Case
The Namesake
A Gold Slipper
Uncle Valentine
Double Birthday