Death Comes for the Archbishop

Death Comes for the Archbishop

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by Willa Cather
     
 

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Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.See more details below

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Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.

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“A truly remarkable book . . . Soaked through and through with atmosphere . . . From the riches of her imagination and sympathy Miss Cather has distilled a very rare piece of literature. It stands out, from the very resistance it opposes to classification.”—NEW YORK TIMES“The most sensuous of writers, Willa Cather builds her imagined world as solidly as our five senses build the universe around us.”—Rebecca West“[Cather’s] descriptions of the Indian mesa towns on the rock are as beautiful, as unjudging, as lucid, as her descriptions of the Bishop’s cathedral. It is an art of ‘making,’ of clear depiction—of separate objects, whose whole effect works slowly and mysteriously in the reader, and cannot be summed up . . . Cather’s composed acceptance of mystery is a major, and rare, artistic achievement.”—from the Introduction by A. S. Byatt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679728894
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1990
Series:
Vintage Classics Series
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
561,253
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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A. S. Byatt
What intrigues me about [Cather] is the intelligence with which she combines her formidable learning in European art and literature with her 'new' uniformed or formless American subjects, the settlers and pioneers with their unrecorded lives and their diverse heritages.

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