The Stuff of Our Forebears: Willa Cather's Southern Heritage

The Stuff of Our Forebears: Willa Cather's Southern Heritage

by Joyce Mcdonald
     
 
Willa Cather is best known for her depiction of pioneer life on the Nebraska plains. Despite her association with Nebraska, however, author Joyce McDonald demonstrates that Cather's works yield a remarkable wealth of themes and literary modes that connect her to her Virginia childhood and a southern literary tradition.

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Willa Cather is best known for her depiction of pioneer life on the Nebraska plains. Despite her association with Nebraska, however, author Joyce McDonald demonstrates that Cather's works yield a remarkable wealth of themes and literary modes that connect her to her Virginia childhood and a southern literary tradition.

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Examines Cather's (1873-1947) Virginia childhood and the effect of Southern influences in several of her novels. Argues that she brought a Southern sensibility to the class consciousness and aesthetic values of her characters and to their sense of place and desire for historical continuity. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817309206
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1580L (what's this?)

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