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A Gold Slipper

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THIS 36 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: Youth and the Bright Medusa, by Willa Cather. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1417917318.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing
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Setting: Pittsburg Pa., early 20th century. Mr. Marshall McKann has been forced to take his wife to the Carnegie Music Hall to see opera singer Kitty Ayrshire, who is giving a short performance before heading on to New York City by train. McKann doesn’t want to see or hear this singer. He despises her kind and their profession. Side note here; Mr. McKann is a Presbyterian, a Republican, a businessman, someone who, he believes, contributes something positive to society. Certainly
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A businessman is reluctantly dragged to a musical performance by his wife and her friend. He then finds himself on an overnight train to NYC with her and she confronts him as to why he finds her and/or her performance less than pleasing. Their platonic encounter stays with him over the years as he often pulls out a small memento of their talk.

I liked this quick little 17 page short story as it prompted the reader to think beyond - to contemplate what is success and pleasure and accomplishment -
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Wilella Sibert Cather was born in Back Creek Valley (Gore), Virginia, 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 writin ...more
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