Category: Willa Cather

Paris

Paris Willa Cather Behind the arch of glory sets the day; The river lies in curves of silver light, The Fields Elysian glitter in a spray Of golden dust; the gilded dome is bright, The towers of Notre Dame cut clean and gray The…

5 Mini-Reviews: From Willa Cather to Hillary Clinton

I’ll never catch-up on all the reviews I need to write for books I’ve read in the last 5 or 6 months. That’s that. But, I am going to make an effort to catch-up on the recent and then stay current moving forward. I…

September’s Classic: Death Comes for the Archbishop #CBAM2017

August is dust and September is here! Autumn is on the way! And this month, we’ll be reading Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather! I’m a huge fan of Cather, but I haven’t read this one, yet, so I’m really excited. Don’t…

Writing On Writing

2016 was what I had planned to be, or hoped would be, my “year of writing.” One year to welcome many future years. I think I shouldn’t have included that second verb, hoped, after my original one, planned. This is part of the self-doubt…

Review: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 2 What can I say about Willa Cather?  Not enough, certainly.  She is known as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, chronicler of American Pioneer life, and for good reason. …

Review: A Lost Lady by Willa Cather

Book Review Template Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 36 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) “If her image flashed into his mind, it came with a brightness of dark eyes, her pale triangular cheeks with long earrings,…

Reviews: The Earlies, Part 5

Gentelmen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos Very funny but also very serious. A lot of social commentary. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton This Pulitzer Prize winning book by Edith Wharton is, well, prize-winning. Wharton asserts herself as America’s Jane Austen – witty,…

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