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Willa Cather

The greatest American novelist.

Discuss.

by Anonymousreply 1803/15/2013

Very good, but not the greatest.

by Anonymousreply 102/27/2013

I think was lesbionic based upon an American Masters program I saw on PBS.

by Anonymousreply 202/27/2013

She lived in my neighborhood, but I never ran into her upstreet.

by Anonymousreply 302/27/2013

Not.

by Anonymousreply 402/27/2013

The greatest American novelist is Shirley Jackson.

by Anonymousreply 602/27/2013

[quote]The greatest American novelist is Shirley Jackson.

I agree!

by Anonymousreply 702/27/2013

Is that considered clever at your junior high, R7?

by Anonymousreply 802/28/2013

bump

by Anonymousreply 903/15/2013

I don't like her writing style. I find it very similar to Hemingway's strangely enough.

by Anonymousreply 1003/15/2013

'Death Comes For The Archbishop ' was a good read. It had very subtle homo overtones, and the insight into the predatory ways of the catholic church in the southwest is sickening.

by Anonymousreply 1103/15/2013

Remember: Willa Cather was known among her closest friends as Bill. That might tell you something about her sexuality!

by Anonymousreply 1203/15/2013

I don't know if I would say that.

But I would say that Death Comes For the Archbishop is as beautifully written an American novel as any.

by Anonymousreply 1303/15/2013

Willa penned under William Cather Jr (hence Bill), when she first graduated from High School in Nebraska (originally from Va, family pioneered the west when she was ten). She originally wanted to be a Dr, and chose then Literature. Ended up in Pittsburgh as a drama critic writer, where she met a woman friend Isabella McChung.They traveled to Europe together & Willa published poems inspired by the trip. Eventually Willa got a job in NYC and was editor of McClure's Magazine, met then, Edith Lewis, with whom she shared an apartment with until her death.

When her old friend Isabella announced she was engaged, Willa was shocked.

Yeah, Lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 1403/15/2013

Cormac McCarthy is the greatest American novelist.

by Anonymousreply 1603/15/2013

She had an affair with an hispanic man named Julio--she was a bean queen.

by Anonymousreply 1703/15/2013

She also regularly wore neckties. But how she could write!

by Anonymousreply 1803/15/2013
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