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Willa Cather

Cather’s story is about an artist who has hanging in his study the portrait of a beautiful woman he made twenty years earlier. When a visitor notices the picture, the narrator reflects on the time...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2016 6:04 pm UTC

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Willa Cather

This is mainly a matter of speculation, but I would argue that Paul appears to be trapped in a world of delusion and fantasy, a world largely of his own making. Paul fantasizes about the opulent...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018 5:55 am UTC

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Willa Cather

There is no actual Camille in Willa Cather's "A Death in the Desert," but the character Katharine Gaylord in the story likens herself to Camille as she enters a room, saying, You see I make the...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020 2:34 am UTC

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Willa Cather

My Mortal Enemy is the eighth novel by Willa Cather and was published in 1926. It is often considered to be Cather's darkest work and revolves around the disillusion of the notion of marital bliss....

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019 11:22 pm UTC

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Camille, whose real name was Marguerite, was a character in a novel by Alexandre Dumas, La Dame aux camélias (The Lady of the Camellias), usually called Camille in English. The plot centers on her...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020 4:56 am UTC

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When Paul arrives in New York City, the secret is that he has stolen the money he is using to live the high life. It is more effective that we know, as we as readers feel the underlying anxiety...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2019 8:41 pm UTC

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Willa Cather lived in Nebraska when she was young, and much of her fiction is set there. She wrote in the first half of the twentieth century, but many of her stories and novels are set some forty...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018 6:13 am UTC

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Willa Cather

Cather is able to sketch these people with just a few paragraphs. The picture that emerges is of a mother who dominates through an excess of emotion, a daughter who is withdrawn and embittered, and...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2016 1:45 pm UTC

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Willa Cather

American author Willa Cather’s novel My Antonia, set in rural Nebraska in the late nineteenth century, is narrated by the character Jim Burden and is the story of his boyhood and young adulthood in...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2019 2:22 am UTC

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You might find it helpful (and editors definitely would) if you could maybe quote the sections or ideas that you do not understand. This would aid us as editors in helping to help you and also...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2010 1:38 pm UTC

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