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Death Comes for the Archbishop (Modern Library)

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Introduction by A. S. Byatt

Willa Cather's story of the missionary priest Father Jean Marie Latour and his work of faith in the wilderness of the Southwest is told with a spare but sensuous directness and profound artistry. When Latour arrives in 1851 in the territory of New Mexico, newly acquired by the United States, what he finds is a vast desert region of red hills and tortured arroyos that is American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. Over the next four decades, Latour works gently and tirelessly to spread his faith and to build a soaring cathedral out of the local golden rock--while contending with unforgiving terrain, derelict and sometimes rebellious priests, and his own loneliness.

DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP shares a limitless, craggy beauty with the New Mexico landscape of desert, mountain, and canyon in which its central action takes place, and its evocations of that landscape and those who are drawn to it suggest why Cather is acknowledged without question as the most poetically exact chronicler of the American frontier.

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Introduction by A. S. Byatt

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Introduction by A. S. Byatt

Table of Contents

The vicar apostolic — Missionary journeys — The mass at Acoma — Snake root — Padre Martâinez — Donäa Isabella — The great diocese — Gold under Pike's Peak — Death comes for the archbishop.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679600503
Author:
Cather, Willa Silbert
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Christian fiction
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
New Mexico History 1848- Fiction.
Edition Number:
19
Edition Description:
1993 Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
March 1993
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.58x4.98x.94 in. .77 lbs.

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