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Willa Cather on Writing : Critical Studies on Writing As an Art (88 Edition)

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"[Willa Cather] is saying the most interesting, most profound things about the art of writing, and the life of art, that have been said in our time certainly, and she does it with immense grace and dignity." - Katherine Anne Porter, "New York Times". "Like her novels...her criticism has an impeccable distinction of style - it is a criticism demeuble, uncluttered by jargon or pedantry." - "Nation". "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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"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."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803263321
Other:
Cather, Willa Silbert
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Foreword by:
Tennant, Stephen
Foreword:
Tennant, Stephen
Author:
Cather, Willa
Author:
Tennant, Stephen
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Cather, Willa
Subject:
Cather, willa, 1873-1947
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19880231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
126
Dimensions:
7.98x5.29x.36 in. .36 lbs.

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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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