Collected Stories (Paperback)

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The most complete collection available of Willa Cather's remarkable short fiction, " Collected Stories"brings together allthestories published in book form during her lifetime along with two additional volumescompiled after her death.
These nineteen storiesresonate withallthe great themes that Cather staked out like tracts of fertile land: the plight of people hungry for beauty in a country that has no room for it; the mysterious arc of human lives; and the waysthe American frontier transformed the strangers who came to it, turning them imperceptibly into Americans. In these fictions, Cather displays her vast moral vision, her unerring sense of place, and her ability to find the one detail or episode that makes a closed life open wide in a single exhilarating moment.

About the Author


WILLA CATHER, author of twelve novels, including "O Pioneers!, My Antonia," and "Death Comes for the Archbishop," was born in Virginia in 1873 but grew up in Nebraska, where many of her novels are set. She died in 1947 in New York City."

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All the stories Willa Cather wanted published in book form -- collected for the first time in one volume.

A ruined beauty whose dignity has survived a lifetime of loss and disenchantment. A Czech immigrant who finds a paradoxical contentment on the harsh expanse of the Nebraska prairie. A solitary young painter spying raptly and guiltily on his exquisite neighbor. These are some of the lives that Willa Cather renders, with a fine balance of compassion and detachment, in these nineteen stories. Here are the landscapes that have awed readers of novels like O Pioneers! and Death Comes for the Archbishop, from frontier farms to the red rock canyons of the Southwest.

Here are the great themes that Cather staked out like tracts of land: the plight of people hungry for beauty in a country that has no room for it; the mysterious arc of human lives; the ways in which the American frontier transformed the strangers who came to it, turning them imperceptibly into Americans. In these fictions, Cather displays her vast moral vision, her unerring sense of place, and her ability to find the one detail or episode that makes a closed life open wide in a single exhilarating moment.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780679736486
ISBN-10: 0679736484
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: December 1st, 1992
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics