RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 87738361 LA English T1 Axes : Willa Cather and William Faulkner A1 Skaggs, Merrill Maguire., PB University of Nebraska Press PP Lincoln YR 2007 SN 9780803211230 0803211236 9780803228016 0803228015 AB "Axes traces the intimate relationship between the texts published by Willa Cather and William Faulkner between 1922 and 1962. When those texts are juxtaposed and examined carefully, the two writers seem intensely conscious of, and responsive to, each other's work. In fact, both at some point appear to have caricatured or parodied the other in print. Judging by the texts they left behind, they titillated, offended, exhilarated, and - especially - energized each other. Some readers may conclude that for forty years they helped create each other - the rival geniuses and axes of American fiction in the twentieth century." "At the end of their lives, Cather planned a story to appear posthumously as advice to Faulkner about life and literary style; he planned his last novel to answer her in spirit and published it a month before his death. This groundbreaking study is provocative and sure to ignite the imaginations of literary critics and devoted readers of each author."--BOOK JACKET.