Our final read of the year for the Willa Cather Short Story Project is “A Death in the Desert.” As I mentioned in the reminder post for this story, it was first published in Scribner’s Magazine in January 1903, then revised for… Read More ›
December 2019 reminder for the Willa Cather Short Story Project. We’ll be reading “A Death in the Desert.”
A short response to Willa Cather’s short story, “The Sculptor’s Funeral.”
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 ›
A photo essay from my recent visit to The Handley Library in Winchester, Virginia. A gorgeous Beaux Arts style building.
In the video, I talk about how exciting it can be to dive deep into studying an author, how I got into Cather, and then introduce her twelve novels. One commentator called it a “flash lit course on Cather,” which made me feel warm and fuzzy.
I’m happy to report that 2019 has started out with some excellent reads for me. Instead of ending this post with my one DNF of the month, I’ll start with it. That way, we’ll end on a high note.