Willa Cather, wanting to be judged on her work alone, clearly forbade the publication of her letters in her will. But now, more than sixty-five years after her death, with her literary reputation as secure as a reputation can be, the letters have become available for publication. The letters collected here, nearly 20 percent of the total, range from the funny and mostly misspelled reports of life in Red Cloud in the s that Cather wrote as a teenager, through those from her college years at the University of Nebraska, her time as a journalist in Pittsburgh and New York, and during her growing eminence as a novelist. Postcards and letters describe her many travels around the United States and abroad, and they record her last years in the s, when the loss of loved ones and the disasters of World War II brought her near to despair.
Paul, Minnesota, and educated at private schools there and in the East. While in the service, he began his first novel, This Side of Paradisewhich he revised twice before its publication in His second novel, The Beautiful and Damnedwhich, again partially autobiographically, follows the lives of a young couple through the tumultuous early years of their marriage, was not nearly as successful with the critics and the public as his first had been, but after a failed attempt at writing a play, The Vegetablehe produced in The Great Gatsby the intricately patterned, poetic, and concise novel that is generally acknowledged as his masterpiece and one of the greatest American works of fiction.
When Tender Is the Night appeared inits focus on wealthy young Americans on the Riviera was not received well by an America struggling through the Great Depression, but increasingly it has come to be regarded as, if not equal to The Great Gatsby, certainly a major literary work.
General Overviews Paradoxically, despite the abundance of critical and scholarly commentary on Fitzgerald, there remains a dearth of worthwhile full-length comprehensive studies.
The Cambridge Introduction to F. Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, Scott Fitzgerald and the Craft of Fiction. Southern Illinois University Press, Excellent explications of the novels and some perceptive comparisons between Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and Hemingway.
His Art and His Technique. New York University Press, Includes worthwhile analyses of each of the five novels. The Far Side of Paradise: A Biography of F.
Remains the single best comprehensive critical study, with extensive and informed text-based analyses of each of the five novels. Less attention is paid to the Short Fiction and Nonfictionbut virtually all the writing is mentioned. The Art of F. Translated by Charles Matz and Sergio Perosa.
University of Michigan Press, Emphasis on thematic resemblances often neglects relative literary merit. Oxford University Press, The Novels of F. University of Illinois Press, Valuable as a series of individual, original, and provocative readings. Scott Fitzgerald and the Art of Social Fiction.
Informed close readings of the Short Fiction and Novels that do not eschew distinctions based on literary quality. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content on this page.
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For more information or to contact an Oxford Sales Representative click here.Willa Cather, in full Wilella Sibert Cather, (born December 7, , near Winchester, Virginia, U.S.—died April 24, , New York City, New York), American novelist noted for her portrayals of the settlers and frontier life on the American plains.
Radclyffe Hall (August 12, – October 7 ) was a British novelist and poet, born Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall in Bournemouth, Hampshire to a wealthy English father and an American mother. Hall described herself as a “congenital introvert,” referring to an innate characteristic.
, The Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation (now the Willa Cather Foundation) was founded to support the study of her life and work, and to maintain many sites in her hometown of Red Cloud, metin2sell.com: Wilella Sibert Cather, December 7, , Gore, Virginia, U.S. This famous observation appears in Willa Cather on Writing, a collection of essays and letters first published in In the course of it Cather writes, with grace and piercing clarity, about her own fiction and that of Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, and Katherine Mansfield, among others.
Notes First edition, first impression. Boldly inscribed by David Bailey on the front free endpaper: "To Ian Love DB". Chasing Rainbows is Robin Muir's richly illustrated account of Bailey's life and work. Leon Edel was Henry James Professor of English and American Letters at New York University.
He received both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for the second and third volumes of his seminal five-volume biography of the American novelist and critic Henry James.