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Willa Cather's Collected Short Fiction, 1892-1912

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As well as adding another story to the original forty-four, the revised edition updates and expands the chronology and the bibliographies in the light of recent research. It corrects factual and formal errors in the introduction and notes, and emends misprints in the text.
Hardcover, 601 pages
Published January 1st 1971 by University of Nebraska Press (first published January 1st 1970)
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Stewart
Jun 11, 2011 Stewart rated it liked it
Willa Cather's novels have been among my favorites, but I am less familiar with her short stories. I found this book at the Oakland Public Library and read the stories from her collections "The Troll Garden" and "The Bohemian Girl."
These stories are early efforts in Cather's career, and the quality is uneven. Her more memorable stories were written when she began mining her firsthand knowledge of the Midwest pioneers, particularly in Nebraska where she grew up.
I enjoyed "A Death in the Desert
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Dec 31, 2007 Kim rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who enjoy short stories that show the personal and social background of the characters
I know the writing is "old fashioned" in this collection of short stories, but the sheer volume-- 543 pages--of intricate and very personal worlds Cather creates for each story, earns 5 stars from me. This particular volume includes an appendix of pseudonymous stories, notes on the editing, a chronology of Cather's life, and bibliographies of her (prolific) works.
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Wilella Sibert Cather was born in Back Creek Valley, Virgina (Gore) in December 7, 1873. Her novels on frontier life brought her to national recognition. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, One of Ours (1922), set during World War I. She grew up in Virginia and Nebraska. She then attended the University of Nebraska, initially planning to become a physician, but after writing ...more
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