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Willa Cather: Queering America

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Although it has been proven posthumously by scholars that Willa Cather had lesbian relationships, she did not openly celebrate lesbian desire, and even today is sometimes described as homophobic and misogynistic. What, then, can a reassessment of this contentious first lady of American letters add to an understanding of the gay identities that have emerged in America over ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published January 11th 1999 by Columbia University Press
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Jul 13, 2016 Will rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wila Cather: Queering America
by Marilee Lindemann
Columbia University Press
ISBN-13: 978-0231113250


So by way of confession, allow me to open with the statement that this is a review of a portion of the book, and not the entire work. With an upcoming community read of ‘O, Pioneers’ I wanted some background on the sexual politics of that book.

Let us take the young Cather in this photo, sporting a very short and (for the time) extremely masculine haircut.
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