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Willa Cather and the politics of criticism

Author: Joan Ross Acocella
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Joan Acocella examines the politics of Willa Cather criticism: how Cather's work has been seized upon and often distorted by critics on both the left and the right. This book makes a significant contribution to Cather studies and at the same time points out the follies of political criticism in the study of all literature."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Willa Cather; Willa Cather; Willa Cather; Willa Cather; Willa Cather; Willa Cather; Willa Cather
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Ross Acocella
ISBN: 0803210469 9780803210462
OCLC Number: 41621314
Description: 127 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The darkling plain --
Youth --
Cather and her critics: 1910s-1940s --
Cather and her critics: 1950s-1960s --
Cather and the feminists: the problem --
Cather and the feminists: the solution --
Politics and criticism --
The tragic sense of life --
Red cloud.
Responsibility: Joan Acocella.
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"(Acocella's book) shines with exemplary good sense... When I read Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism I realized I had gloomily expected that it was virtually impossible these days to write, Read more...

 
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