Youth and the Bright Medusa

Youth and the Bright Medusa

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by Willa Cather
     
 

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In 1920 Willa Cather collected eight of the stories she had written over the past twenty years into Youth and the Bright Medusa, stories of the perilous pursuit of the bright medusa of art in a hostile, materialistic world. These include some of her best tales: "Coming, Aphrodite!" focuses on a dedicated painter and his affair with a singer in pursuit of celebrity… See more details below

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In 1920 Willa Cather collected eight of the stories she had written over the past twenty years into Youth and the Bright Medusa, stories of the perilous pursuit of the bright medusa of art in a hostile, materialistic world. These include some of her best tales: "Coming, Aphrodite!" focuses on a dedicated painter and his affair with a singer in pursuit of celebrity; "Paul's Case" and "A Wagner Matinee" tell of a young man and an old woman with artistic longings crushed by their environments; "The Sculptor's Funeral" and "The Diamond Mine" show the high costs of success.

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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:
9780803217546
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Willa Cather Scholarly Edition
Pages:
646
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

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