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Cather studies : Willa Cather as cultural icon

Author: Guy J Reynolds; Guy Reynolds
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2007.
Series: Cather studies, Volume 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores Willa Cather's iconic status and its problems within popular and literary culture. This work states that not only are Cather's own life and work subject to enshrinement, but as a writer, she herself often returned to the motifs of canonization and to the complex relationship between the onlooker and the idealized object.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Willa Cather; Willa Cather
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guy J Reynolds; Guy Reynolds
ISBN: 1281092401 9781281092403 9786611092405 6611092404 0803209916 9780803209916
OCLC Number: 1097158813
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (367 p.).
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Editorial Policy; Introduction: Willa Cather as Icon; A Commentary on An Explanation of America; What Happens to Criticism When the Artist Becomes an Icon?; Advertising Cather during theTransition Years (1914-1922); Willa Cather and Her Public in 1922; A Portrait of an Artist as a Cultural Icon: Edward Steichen, Vanity Fair, and Willa Cather; Willa Cather and the Book-of-the-Month Club; "Two or Three Human Stories": O Pioneers! and the Old Testament; Barbusse's L'enfer: A Source for "Coming, Aphrodite!" and "The Novel Démeublé" Recollecting Emotion in Tranquility: Wordsworth and Byron in Cather's My Ántonia and Lucy Gayheart"Have I Changed So Much?": Jim Burden, Intertextuality, and the Ending of My Ántonia; Shadows on the Rock: Against Interpretation; Cather's Shadows: Solid Rock and Sacred Canopy; Cather's Secular Humanism: Writing Anacoluthon and Shooting Out into the Eternities; Subsequent Reflections on Shadows on the Rock; Cather, Freudianism, and Freud; Cather's Medical Icon: Euclide Auclair, Healing Art, and the Cultivated Physician. The Dialectics of Seeing in Cather's Pittsburgh: "Double Birthday" and Urban AllegoryAntithetical Icons?: Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, and the First World War; Icons and Willa Cather; "A Critic Who Was Worthy of Her": The Writing of Willa Cather: A Critical Biography; Contributors.
Series Title: Cather studies, Volume 7.
Other Titles: Cather Studies, Volume 7
Cather Studies, Volume 7: Willa Cather as Cultural Icon
Responsibility: edited by Guy Reynolds.

Abstract:

Explores Willa Cather's iconic status and its problems within popular and literary culture. This work states that not only are Cather's own life and work subject to enshrinement, but as a writer, she herself often returned to the motifs of canonization and to the complex relationship between the onlooker and the idealized object.

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