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To Alice Hunt Bartlett,
pub. in part in , quoted in
Does not regard herself as an "effective force in American poetry," as Bartlett said. Of her own poetry, believes and are the best. The most popular is probably [Stout #769]
To Harvey Newbranch,
quoted in .
Regrets the disappearance of local opera houses in small towns of . Remembers the excitement when touring companies came to . With her friends, would go watch the train arrive and the theatrical company get off. Is not sorry there are now motion pictures, but wishes they had not brought demise of live performances. Does not believe movies touch emotions of audience as live performances did, though they are fine entertainment. Willa Cather [Stout #985]
To the Very
Please convey greetings to Bishop and on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of his consecration as bishop. Wishes she could be there on November 30. He has affected the lives of many people. [Stout #1277]
Will not return to the school in the fall, though expected to when she told them goodbye. Is going to to engage in work she enjoys even more than teaching. Wishes them well in their senior year. Willa Cather [Stout #112]
To Thomas A. Boyd,
quoted in .
Ideas in Boyd's editorial "A Revaluation," which proposed definitions of the novel, need to be stated more clearly. A true artist of literature knows his or her material sufficiently well to write literally, but does not write literally because art is metaphorical or suggestive. Details in writing are there to create effects and serve the end of the literary structure. [Stout #581]