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.
This is a quick reminder that our June read for The Willa Cather Short Story Project is “The Diamond Mine.” This story is the second in Cather’s 1920 collection, Youth and the Bright Medusa. It was first published in McClure’s Magazine in… Read More ›
Wholly Unclad When “Coming, Aphrodite” was first published in the August 1920 edition of The Smart Set magazine, the editor changed a key component of the story. In the scene where Don peeps through the hole in his closet, Cather… Read More ›