Willa Cather on Writing

Critical Studies on Writing as an Art

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803263321

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

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"Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created." This famous observation appears in Willa Cather on Writing, a collection of essays and letters first published in 1949. In the course of it Cather writes, with grace and piercing clarity, about her own fiction and that of Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, and Katherine Mansfield, among others. She concludes, "Art is a concrete and personal and rather childish thing after all—no matter what people do to graft it into science and make it sociological and psychological; it is no good at all unless it is let alone to be itself—a game of make-believe, of re-production, very exciting and delightful to people who have an ear for it or an eye for it."
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Willa Cather On Writing

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307831477

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

View: 6492

"Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created." This famous observation appears inWilla Cather on Writing, a collection of essays and letters first published in 1949. In the course of it Cather writes, with grace and piercing clarity, about her own fiction and that of Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, and Katherine Mansfield, among others. She concludes, "Art is a concrete and personal and rather childish thing after all—no matter what people do to graft it into science and make it sociological and psychological; it is no good at all unless it is let alone to be itself—a game of make-believe, of re-production, very exciting and delightful to people who have an ear for it or an eye for it."
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Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 1588

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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Das Haus des Professors

Roman

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442839865

Category:

Page: 258

View: 4914

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Lucy Gayheart

Roman

Author: Willa Cather,Elisabeth Schnack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717521570

Category:

Page: 346

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Willa Cather

A Writer's Worlds

Author: Cather Studies

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803230257

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 492

View: 704

"The essays in Cather Studies, Volume 8 explore the many locales and cultures informing Willa Cather's fiction. A lifelong Francophile, Cather first visited France in 1902 and returned repeatedly throughout her life. Her visits to France influenced not only her writing but also her interpretation of other worlds; for example, while visiting the American Southwest in 1912, a region that informed her subsequent works, she first viewed that landscape through the prism of her memories of Provence. Cather's intellectual intercourse between the Old and the New World was a two-way street, moving both people and cultural mores between the two. But her worlds extended far beyond France, or even geographical locations. This new volume pairs Cather innovatively with additional influences---theological, aesthetic, even gastronomical---and examines her as tourist and traveler cautiously yet assiduoulsy exploring a diverse range of palces, ethnicities, and professions."--BOOK JACKET.
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Willa Cather and Material Culture

Real-World Writing, Writing the Real World

Author: Janis P. Stout

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817314369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 5250

A compilation of essays focusing on the significance of material culture to Cather’s work and Cather scholarship. Willa Cather and Material Culture is a collection of 11 new essays that tap into a recent and resurgent interest among Cather scholars in addressing her work and her career through the lens of cultural studies. One of the volume's primary purposes is to demonstrate the extent to which Cather did participate in her culture and to correct the commonplace view of her as a literary connoisseur set apart from her times. The contributors explore both the objects among which Cather lived and the objects that appear in her writings, as well as the commercial constraints of the publishing industry in which her art was made and marketed. Essays address her relationship to quilts both personally and as symbols in her work; her contributions to domestic magazines such as Home Monthly and Woman's Home Companion; the problematic nature of Hollywood productions of her work; and her efforts and successes as a businesswoman. By establishing the centrality of material matters to her writing, these essays contribute to the reclaiming of Cather as a modernist and highlight the significance of material culture, in general, to the study of American literature.
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Die Kleider der Bücher

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644405271

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 64

View: 4709

Auf der Suche nach dem perfekten Umschlag - ein Buch über das Entstehen von Büchern und Gefühlen Jhumpa Lahiris sehr persönlicher Text ist eine Liebeserklärung an das Buch. Er erzählt davon, welche Gefühle das Aussehen von Büchern erzeugen kann - bei Autoren wie bei Lesern. Als Kind beneidete die in Amerika aufgewachsene indische Autorin ihre Cousins, weil sie eine Schuluniform hatten. Sie hingegen wurde von ihrer Mutter in traditionellen indischen Kleidern in die Schule geschickt und dafür gehänselt. Später kam ein weiterer Teil ihres Ichs hinzu, der eingekleidet werden wollte – ihre Bücher. Und die Kleider der Bücher können glücklich oder traurig stimmen - wie die Kleider, die man selbst trägt.
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Ein einfaches Leben

Roman

Author: Min Jin Lee

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434929

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 9474

Der Bestseller aus den USA Zwanzig Jahre Arbeit stecken in diesem großen, umwerfenden Buch, das in zwanzig Ländern erscheint: Sunja, Tochter eines Fischers, wird genau im falschen Moment schwach, genau beim falschen Mann. Um keine Schande über ihre Familie zu bringen, verlässt sie Korea und bringt ihre Söhne Noa und Mozasu fernab der Heimat in Japan zur Welt. Koreanische Einwanderer, selbst in zweiter Generation, leben dort als Menschen zweiter Klasse. Während Sunja sich abzufinden versucht, fordern ihre Söhne ihr Schicksal heraus. Noa studiert an den besten Universitäten und Mozasu zieht es in die Pachinko-Spielhallen der kriminellen Unterwelt der Yakuza.
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Willa Cather and Aestheticism

From Romanticism to Modernism

Author: Sarah Cheney Watson,Ann Moseley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611475112

Category: History

Page: 239

View: 5988

This collection of essays investigates the various connections between Willa Cather s fiction and her aesthetic beliefs and practices."
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Meine Antonia

Roman

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442742585

Category:

Page: 443

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Willa Cather's Sexual Aesthetics and the Male Homosexual Literary Tradition

Author: John P. Anders

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803210530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

View: 942

In this first full-length study of male homosexuality in Cather's short stories and novels, John P. Anders examines patterns of male friendship ranging on a continuum from the social to the sexual. He reveals how Cather's work assumes an unexpected depth and complexity by drawing on both the familiar tradition of friendship literature inspired by classical and Christian texts and a homosexual legacy that is part of, yet distinct from, established literary traditions. Anders argues that Cather's artistic achievement is distinguished by her sexual aesthetics, an elusive literary style inextricably associated with homosexuality. His analysis demonstrates how a homosexual ethos and eros helped Cather develop a sensitivity to human variation and a style to accommodate it and thus became the objective correlative of her art, dramatizing the diversity of human nature as it deepens the mystery of her work.
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Gale Researcher Guide for: Willa Cather's Shadowy Nostalgia

Author: Stephanie Stringer Gross

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1535850744

Category: Study Aids

Page: 11

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Willa Cather's Shadowy Nostalgia is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.
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Schatten auf dem Fels

Roman

Author: Willa Cather,Elisabeth Schnack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717521938

Category:

Page: 411

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Sapphira Und Die Sklavin

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Goldmann Wilhelm Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9781400039401

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5090

"Aus der Sicht von heute liest sich "Sapphira und die Sklavin" als ein historisches Dokument--mehr noch als zur Zeit des Erscheinens, 1940, als in den amerikanischen Suedstaaten immerhin noch strenge Rassentrennung herrschte. Doch schon damals sah die Kritik in dem Roman die Wiedergabe einer Gesellschaft, Kultur und Soziologie, in der ein Konflikt von Moralvorstellungen und Philosophien eine innere, immer dichter angezogene Sprungfeder erzeugt. Willa Cather will den Konflikt darstellen, nicht ueber Gut und Boese entscheiden und kein Urteil faellen." (Sabina Lietzmann) "From today's view "Sapphira und die Sklavin" can be seen as a historic document -- more so than at its publishing date, 1940, when there was still strict division of races in the American South. However, by its publishing date, this novel was a criticism of society, culture and sociology, in which a conflict of moral images and philosophies create a tightening elastic spring. Willa Cather wants to demonstrate the conflictwithout deciding about Good and Bad and without passing judgement." (Sabina Lietzmann)
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Das Kurzprosawerk Willa Cathers

eine erzähltheoretische Analyse

Author: Nicola Müntefering

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631600627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 5721

Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, zu untersuchen, inwieweit das Kurzprosawerk Willa Cathers den literaturhistorischen Entwicklungstendenzen von der traditionellen Form des diegetisch-fiktionalen (auktorialen) Erzahlens hin zum mimetisch-fiktionalen, figurenorientierten (personalen) Erzahlen entspricht. Die Analysen basieren auf dem -Zurcher Beschreibungsmodell- von Rolf Tarot ("Narratio viva" 1993), welches durch weitere erzahltheoretische Ansatze erganzt wird. Sechs Short Storys werden einer detaillierten erzahltheoretischen Analyse unterzogen, und obwohl Willa Cather, deren Schaffensperiode sich uber ein halbes Jahrhundert erstreckte, durchaus modernistische Gestaltungsmittel verwendet, ist das Wechselverhaltnis von diegetisch- und mimetisch-fiktionalen Elementen in ihrem Kurzprosawerk sehr facettenreich."
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Das verlorene Labyrinth

Author: Kate Mosse

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426417081

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 8813

Bei Ausgrabungen in einer Höhle des Languedoc entdeckt Alice Tanner zwei Skelette und eine labyrinthische Wandmalerei. Der Hauch des Bösen, den sie an dieser Stätte spürt, weckt dunkle Vorahnungen in ihr. Als sich die Polizei einschaltet, verstärkt sich Alices Gefühl, dass an dem rätselhaften Ort etwas geschehen ist, das im Verborgenen hätte bleiben sollen. Etwas, das weit in die Vergangenheit zurückreicht ... Achthundert Jahre zuvor erhält die junge Alaïs am selben Ort ein Buch mit fremdartigen Zeichen, deren schicksalhafte Bedeutung sie kennt. Sie weiß, dass sie das Geheimnis des Buches hüten muss – um jeden Preis. Verlust, Intrige, Gewalt und Leidenschaft prägen fortan das Leben beider Frauen. Und immer wieder werden ihrer beider Schicksale durch das Labyrinth auf geheimnisvolle Weise miteinander verknüpft ...
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On the Divide

The Many Lives of Willa Cather

Author: David H. Porter

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803219083

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

View: 2636

On the Divide analyzes the iconic image that Cather helped develop for herself, in contrast to the anonymous face she adopted for promotional activities and the very different private self she shared only with friends and family. Delving into CatherOCOs correspondence and the little-known promotional material she produced anonymously, David Porter provides new insight into the extentOCoand directionOCoof her control. He also considers the contrasting influences of Mary Baker Eddy, whose biography Cather ghostwrote, and Sarah Orne Jewett on the authorOCOs emerging artistic persona. The study goes on to explore the many ways in which these OC dividesOCO in CatherOCOs life found expression in her writing. Extending from CatherOCOs early stories to her final novel, PorterOCOs book documents the degree to which CatherOCOs understanding of her own different and often conflicting sides, and of her penchant for playing diverse roles, enabled her as a novelist to create characters so torn, so complex, and so profoundly human.
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