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Willa Cather and others

Author: Jonathan Goldberg
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2001.
Series: Series Q.
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With a focus on Cather's artistic principle of "the thing not named," Goldberg illuminates the contradictions and complexities inherent in notions of identity and shows how her fiction transforms the very categories--regarding gender, sexuality, race, and class--around which most recent Cather scholarship has focused. The "others" referred to in the title are women, for the most part Cather's contemporaries. They  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Goldberg, Jonathan.
Willa Cather and others.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00063658
(OCoLC)44869021
Named Person: Willa Cather; Willa Cather; Willa Cather; Willa Cather
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Goldberg
ISBN: 0822380323 9780822380320 0822326779 9780822326779 0822326728 9780822326724 1283061902 9781283061902
OCLC Number: 52272848
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 227 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series Title: Series Q.
Responsibility: Jonathan Goldberg.
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With a focus on Cather's artistic principle of "the thing not named," Goldberg illuminates the contradictions and complexities inherent in notions of identity and shows how her fiction transforms the very categories--regarding gender, sexuality, race, and class--around which most recent Cather scholarship has focused. The "others" referred to in the title are women, for the most part Cather's contemporaries. They include the Wagnerian diva Olive Fremstad, renowned for her category-defying voice; Blair Niles, an ethnographer and novelist of jazz-age Harlem and the prisons of New Guinea; Laura Gilpin, photographer of the American Southwest; and Pat Barker, whose Regeneration trilogy places World War I writers--and questions of sexuality and gender--at its center. In comparing their artistic projects to Cather's, Goldberg offers innovative insights into a wide range of her novels.--From publisher description.

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