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Cather Studies : Willa Cather as Cultural Icon

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Volume 7 of the Cather Studies series explores Willa Cather's iconic status and its problems within popular and literary culture. Not only are Cather's own life and work subject to enshrinement, but as a writer, she herself often returned to the motifs of canonization and to the complex relationship between the onlooker and the idealized object. Through textual study of her published novels and her behind-the-scenes campaign and publicity writing in service of her novels, the reader comes to understand the extent to which, despite her legendary claims and commitment to privacy, Willa Cather helped to orchestrate her own iconic status.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 139.7 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • Lincoln, United States
  • English
  • 2 photographs, index
  • 0803260113
  • 9780803260115

About Cather Studies

Guy Reynolds is the director of the Cather Project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of Willa Cather in Context: Progress, Race, Empire and Twentieth-Century American Women's Fiction.show more

Table of contents

Editorial Policy Introduction: Willa Cather as Icon Guy Reynolds A Commentary on An Explanation of America Robert Pinsky What Happens to Criticism When the Artist Becomes an Icon? Elsa Nettels Advertising Cather during the Transition Years (1914-1922) Erika Hamilton Willa Cather and Her Public in 1922 Janis P. Stout A Portrait of an Artist as a Cultural Icon: Edward Steichen, Vanity Fair, and Willa Cather Michael Schueth Willa Cather and the Book-of-the-Month Club Mark J. Madigan "Two or Three Human Stories": O Pioneers! and the Old Testament Jessica G. Rabin Barbusse's L'enfer: A Source for "Coming, Aphrodite!" and "The Novel Demeuble" Richard C. Harris Recollecting Emotion in Tranquility: Wordsworth and Byron in Cather's My Antonia and Lucy Gayheart Jonathan D. Gross "Have I Changed So Much?": Jim Burden, Intertextuality, and the Ending of My Antonia Timothy C. Blackburn Shadows on the Rock: Against Interpretation Richard H. Millington Cather's Shadows: Solid Rock and Sacred Canopy John J. Murphy Cather's Secular Humanism: Writing Anacoluthon and Shooting Out into the Eternities Joseph R. Urgo Subsequent Reflections on Shadows on the Rock Richard H. Millington, John J. Murphy, and Joseph R. Urgo Cather, Freudianism, and Freud John N. Swift Cather's Medical Icon: Euclide Auclair, Healing Art, and the Cultivated Physician Joshua Dolezal The Dialectics of Seeing in Cather's Pittsburgh: "Double Birthday" and Urban Allegory Joseph C. Murphy Antithetical Icons? Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, and the First World War Steven Trout Icons and Willa Cather Merrill Maguire Skaggs "A Critic Who Was Worthy of Her": The Writing of Willa Cather: A Critical Biography Robert Thacker Contributors Indexshow more