Youth and the Bright Medusa

Youth and the Bright Medusa

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by Willa Cather
     
 

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This collection contains the following stories:

"Coming, Aphrodite!" aka "Coming, Eden Bower!"

"The Diamond Mine"

"A Gold Slipper"

"Scandal"

"Paul's Case"

"A Wagner Matinee"

"The Sculptor's Funeral"

"A Death in the Desert"

Willa Cather, best-known as the author of O Pioneers!, My Antonia, and Death Comes for The Archbishop published Youth and

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Overview

This collection contains the following stories:

"Coming, Aphrodite!" aka "Coming, Eden Bower!"

"The Diamond Mine"

"A Gold Slipper"

"Scandal"

"Paul's Case"

"A Wagner Matinee"

"The Sculptor's Funeral"

"A Death in the Desert"

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.

Editorial Reviews

Documentary Editing

"[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:
9781406844382
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Mark J. Madigan is a professor of English at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. He is the author of many articles on Willa Cather and the editor of three volumes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
 
Frederick M. Link and Charles W. Mignon are both professors emeritus of English at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and textual editors of the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition series.
 
Judith Boss is a professor of English at the University of Nebraska–Omaha and teaches computer applications in English. She has digitized several American literature texts for Project Gutenberg and other digital libraries and repositories.

Kari A. Ronning is a research associate professor of English, assistant editor of the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition series, and codirector of the Willa Cather Journalism project at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
 
 

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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