In “A Tale of the White Pyramid,” young Willa Cather tries her hand at historical fiction. Have you read this short story? What did you think? Egyptomania I was surprised by the Egyptian setting of a short story written by… Read More ›
This is a reminder that our story for this month is, “A Tale of the White Pyramid.” You can read it on the Willa Cather Archive here — https://cather.unl.edu/writings/shortfiction/ss021 — and also see images of the story as it appeared… Read More ›
Happy New Year! Our first story for Phase II of the Willa Cather Short Story Project is “Lou, The Prophet.” Cather was nineteen when this story appeared in the October 15, 1892 edition of The Hesperian, the University of Nebraska’s… Read More ›
Starting January 2021 Get ready, Cather enthusiasts! After wrapping up Phase I in September 2020, Phase II of the Willa Cather Short Story Project will kick off in January 2021. The fortytwo (42!) stories in this phase span from 1892,… Read More ›
“Tom Outland’s Story” is a stunning piece of writing about the West and of historical fiction. Don’t miss out — read it this month for The Willa Cather Short Story Project and enjoy some armchair travel to the Southwest and time travel to the late 19th-century.
Our story for July is “The Enchanted Bluff.” We are making some serious progress on our quest to read all of Willa Cather’s short fiction. So far we’ve read seventeen stories in the four collections pictured above. Our next group… Read More ›
“Before Breakfast” by Willa Cather is the last story in the posthumously published collection, The Old Beauty and Others (1948). It’s a tight nugget of a story about a successful middle-aged businessman who escapes his work and family for a… Read More ›
Today is my nine-year anniversary blogging here at WildmooBooks and I’m excited to announce a new reading challenge, The Willa Cather Short Story Project! Beginning in February, I’m embarking on an adventure to read all of Cather’s short stories, one… Read More ›