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Willa Cather

Novelist (7-Dec-1873 — 24-Apr-1947)


Joan Acocella. Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism. University of Nebraska Press. 2000.

John P. Anders. Willa Cather's Sexual Aesthetics and the Male Homosexual Literary Tradition. University of Nebraska Press. 1999. 187pp.

Mildred R. Bennett. The World of Willa Cather. New York: Dodd, Mead. 1951.

Edward A. Bloom. Willa Cather's Gift of Sympathy. Southern Illinois University Press. 1962.

Edward K. Brown; Leon Edel (completed by). Willa Cather: A Critical Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1953. 351pp.

Kathleen D. Byrne; Richard C. Snyder. Chrysalis: Willa Cather in Pittsburgh, 1896-1906. Pittsburgh, PA: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. 1980.

Joan St. Crane. Willa Cather: A Bibliography. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 1982. 412pp.

David Daiches. Willa Cather: A Critical Introduction. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 1954. 193pp.

M. Catherine Downs. Becoming Modern: Willa Cather's Journalism. Susquehanna University Press. 2000. 175pp.

Judith Fryer. Felicitous Space: The Imaginative Structures of Edith Wharton and Willa Cather. University of North Carolina Press. 1986. 403pp.

Richard Giannone. Music in Willa Cather's Fiction. University of Nebraska Press. 2001.

Sharon Hoover. Willa Cather Remembered. University of Nebraska Press. 2002.

Josephine Lurie Jessup. The Faith of Our Feminists: A Study in the Novels of Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Willa Cather. Biblo and Tannen. 1965. 128pp.

Hermione Lee. Willa Cather: A Life Saved Up. London: Virago Press. 1989. 409pp.

Edith Lewis. Willa Cather Living: A Personal Record. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1953. 197pp.

Marilee Lindemann. The Cambridge Companion to Willa Cather. Cambridge University Press. 2005.

Marilee Lindemann. Willa Cather: Queering America. Columbia University Press. 1999.

John March. A Reader's Companion to the Fiction of Willa Cather. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1993. 880pp.

Joyce McDonald. The Stuff of Our Forebears: Willa Cather's Southern Heritage. University of Alabama Press. 1998. 144pp.

Dorothy T. McFarland. Willa Cather. New York: Ungar. 1972.

Jo Ann Middleton. Willa Cather's Modernism: A Study of Style and Technique. London: Associated University Presses. 1990. 178pp.

Sharon O'Brien. Willa Cather: The Emerging Voice. New York: Oxford University Press. 1987.

Margaret Anne O'Connor (editor). Willa Cather: The Contemporary Reviews. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. 2001. 576pp.

Conrad E. Ostalt, Jr.. After Eden: The Secularization of American Space in the Fiction of Willa Cather and Theodore Dreiser. London: Associated University Presses. 1990. 160pp.

Tom Quirk. Bergson and American Culture: The Worlds of Willa Cather and Wallace Stevens. University of North Carolina Press. 1990. 302pp.

Jessica Rabin. Surviving The Crossing: (Im)migration, Ethnicity, and Gender in Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen. UK: Taylor & Francis/Routledge. 2004. 240pp.

John H. Randall. The Landscape and the Looking Glass: Willa Cather's Search for Value. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. 1960.

Guy Reynolds (editor). Willa Cather: Critical Assessments. Helm Information, Ltd.. 2002. (4 vols.)

Guy Reynolds. Willa Cather in Context: Progress, Race, Empire. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1996.

Ann Romines (editor). Willa Cather's Southern Connections: New Essays on Cather and the South. University of Virginia Press. 2000.

Susan J. Rosowski. The Voyage Perilous: Willa Cather's Romanticism. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 1986.

Danielle Russell. Between the Angle and the Curve: Mapping Gender, Race, Space, and Identity in Willa Cather and Toni Morrison. Routledge. 2006. 240pp.

Mary Ruth Ryder. Willa Cather and Classical Myth: The Search for a New Parnassus. Edwin Mellen Press. 1990. 312pp.

Elizabeth Shepley Sargeant. Willa Cather: A Memoir. Philadelphia, PA: J. D. Lippincott. 1953.

James Schroeter. Willa Cather and Her Critics. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 1967.

Patrick W. Shaw. Willa Cather and the Art of Conflict: Re-Visioning Her Creative Imagination. Whitston Publishing Company. 1992. 195pp.

Merrill Maguire Skaggs (editor). Willa Cather's New York: New Essays on Cather in the City. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2001.

Merrill Maguire Skaggs. After the World Broke in Two: The Later Novels of Willa Cather. University Press of Virginia. 1990.

Bernice Slote. The Kingdom of Art: Willa Cather's First Principles and Critical Statements, 1893-1896. University of Nebraska Press. 1967.

Janis P. Stout. Willa Cather: The Writer and Her World. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia. 2000. 400pp.

Janis P. Stout. Strategies of Reticence: Silence and Meaning in the Works of Jane Austen, Willa Cather, Katherine Anne Porter, and Joan Didion. University of Virginia Press. 1994. 228pp.

John N. Swift. Willa Cather and the American Southwest. University of Nebraska Press. 2002.

Erik Ingvar Thurin. The Humanization of Willa Cather. Lund University Press. 1980.

Steven Trout. Memorial Fictions: Willa Cather and the First World War. University of Nebraska Press. 2002.

Edward Wagenknecht. Willa Cather. New York: Continuum. 1994.

Deborah Lindsay Williams. Not in Sisterhood: Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Zona Gale, and the Politics of Female Authorship. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2001. 240pp.

James Leslie Woodress. Willa Cather: Her Life and Art. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 1982.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.192)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.133)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.128)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.275)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.184)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.46)

  13. Twentieth Century Authors (p.257)

  14. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.128)

  15. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.36)

  16. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.178)

  17. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.122)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.95)

  19. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.99)

  20. Almanac of American Women in the 20th Century (p.39)

  21. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.459)

  22. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.137)

  23. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.188)

  24. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.113)

  25. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.154)

  26. Legends in Their Own Time (p.45)

  27. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.3)

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