The Willa Cather Short Story Project The second Wednesday of the month is upon us again so it’s time for your monthly Willa Cather Short Story Challenge reminder. Our story for October is “A Wagner Matinée.” This story was first… Read More ›
Of all Cather’s short stories, “Paul’s Case” is the one with which I’m most familiar. I won’t summarize the plot here since this post is intended for folks who have read the story. I am of the school that thinks… Read More ›
Our story for September is “Paul’s Case,” one of Cather’s most popular short stories. I read somewhere that it’s her most anthologized short story which, no doubt, contributes to it’s popularity. There have been a variety of adaptations — stage,… Read More ›
What a story! I wasn’t sure what type of scandal to expect in this short story, but it certainly wasn’t one that included sex trafficking, newspaper manipulation by the rich, or anti-semitic fear of a Jewish conspiracy. “Scandal” has all… Read More ›
Our story for August 2019 is “Scandal,” first published in August 1919.
Willa Cather must have had some fun writing “A Gold Slipper.” She takes the fairy tale tradition of a magical slipper and plays with gender and the stereotypes that divide between business and art. One of the gender roles Cather… Read More ›
Reminder for the July 2019 Willa Cather Short Story Project. We’ll be reading and discussing “A Gold Slipper.” All are welcome to join.