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Youth and the Bright Medusa
     

Youth and the Bright Medusa

by Willa Cather
 

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Willa Cather, best-known as the author of O Pioneers!, My Antonia and Death Comes for The Archbishop published Youth and the Bright Medusa, a collection of her short fiction, in 1920. According to Alfred Knopf, Cather had been displeased with the dull brown covers of O Pioneers! and My Antonia, and upon seeing the bright blue Chinese cloth Knopf had purchased to

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Willa Cather, best-known as the author of O Pioneers!, My Antonia and Death Comes for The Archbishop published Youth and the Bright Medusa, a collection of her short fiction, in 1920. According to Alfred Knopf, Cather had been displeased with the dull brown covers of O Pioneers! and My Antonia, and upon seeing the bright blue Chinese cloth Knopf had purchased to cover other hardcovers, immediately handed him the manuscript of Youth and the Bright Medusa. Also in Knopf's belief, Willa Cather cared nothing for how much she would be paid for her work, but rather for fame and positive attention. Youth and the Bright Medusa is a collection of eight stories of artistic endeavor, told in Cather's clear and lucid prose. Fans of Cather's novels may well be enthralled by this collection, which in its quiet simplicity is as elegant and insightful as anything the author ever wrote.

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"[Youth and the Bright Medusa is] an invaluable asset to scholars looking for a well-rounded, complete study of Willa Cather’s writing. Nothing is left out, nothing is wanting."—Nancee Reeves, Documentary Editing

— Nancee Reeves

Documentary Editing - Nancee Reeves
"[Youth and the Bright Medusa is] an invaluable asset to scholars looking for a well-rounded, complete study of Willa Cather's writing. Nothing is left out, nothing is wanting."—Nancee Reeves, Documentary Editing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781519383877
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/26/2015
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.21(d)

Meet the Author

Willa Sibert Cather (1873 - 1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, including O Pioneers! (1913), The Song of the Lark (1915) and My Ántonia (1918). In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 7, 1873
Date of Death:
April 27, 1947
Place of Birth:
Winchester, Virginia
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., University of Nebraska, 1895

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