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The Resource On the divide : the many lives of Willa Cather, David Porter

On the divide : the many lives of Willa Cather, David Porter

Label
On the divide : the many lives of Willa Cather
Title
On the divide
Title remainder
the many lives of Willa Cather
Statement of responsibility
David Porter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the Divide analyzes the iconic image that Cather helped develop for herself, in contrast to the anonymous face she adopted for promotional activities and the very different private self she shared only with friends and family. Delving into Cather's correspondence and the little-known promotional material she produced anonymously, David Porter provides new insight into the extent - and direction - of her control. He also considers the contrasting influences of Mary Baker Eddy whose biography Cather ghostwrote, and Sarah Orne Jewett on the author's emerging artistic persona. The study goes on to explore the many ways in which these "divides" in Cather's life found expression in her writing. Extending from Cather's early stories to her final novel, Porter's book documents the degree to which Cather's understanding of her own different and often-conflicting sides, and of her penchant for playing diverse roles, enabled her as a novelist to create characters so torn, so complex, and so profoundly human."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, David H.
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3505.A87
LC item number
Z77 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cather, Willa
  • Novelists, American
Label
On the divide : the many lives of Willa Cather, David Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cather on Cather. Three Autobiographies and an (Auto) interview ; Dust-Jacket Copy -- Entering the Kingdom of Art. The Quest to Excel ; Cather Caught in the Eddy ; Two Alter Egos -- At Home on the Divide. O Pioneers! and My Autobiography ; The Song of the Lark ; My Ańtonia -- Confronting Medusa. "Hard and Dry" ; Youth and the Bright Medusa ; One of Ours -- "The Seeming Original Injustice". A Lost Lady ; The Best Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett ; The Professor's House ; My Mortal Enemy -- Recapitulation. Cather Talks with Cather -- "In the End Is My Beginning". Death Comes for the Archbishop ; Fiction of the 1930s ; Cather, Jewett, and Not Under Forty ; Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Control code
212908823
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780803237551
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008008845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)212908823
Label
On the divide : the many lives of Willa Cather, David Porter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cather on Cather. Three Autobiographies and an (Auto) interview ; Dust-Jacket Copy -- Entering the Kingdom of Art. The Quest to Excel ; Cather Caught in the Eddy ; Two Alter Egos -- At Home on the Divide. O Pioneers! and My Autobiography ; The Song of the Lark ; My Ańtonia -- Confronting Medusa. "Hard and Dry" ; Youth and the Bright Medusa ; One of Ours -- "The Seeming Original Injustice". A Lost Lady ; The Best Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett ; The Professor's House ; My Mortal Enemy -- Recapitulation. Cather Talks with Cather -- "In the End Is My Beginning". Death Comes for the Archbishop ; Fiction of the 1930s ; Cather, Jewett, and Not Under Forty ; Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Control code
212908823
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780803237551
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008008845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)212908823

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