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Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and the place of culture

Author: Julie Olin-Ammentorp
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and the Place of Culture," the first comparative study of Wharton and Cather in thirty years, combines biographical, historical, and literary analyses with approaches focused on place and on aesthetics to reveal the profound similarities in their theories of fiction, their understanding of human nature, and their concerns about American culture. Employing the dual meanings of both  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Olin-Ammentorp, Julie, 1959-
Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and the place of culture.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018049387
(OCoLC)1079400125
Named Person: Edith Wharton; Willa Cather; Willa Cather; Edith Wharton
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Olin-Ammentorp
ISBN: 9781496216908 1496216903
OCLC Number: 1111736561
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: Wharton, Cather, place, and culture --
Contexts and intersections --
The "literary aristocrat" and the plain-spoken pioneer --
The land of letters, the kingdom of art --
The place of culture --
New York City: beauty, business, and hothouse flowers --
The West: provinciality, vitality, and the "real" America --
The idea of France --
Questions of travel and home.
Responsibility: Julie Olin-Ammentorp.

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