Bibliography of Willa Cather's Reading

This bibliography was created by Sharon Hoover and Melissa Ryan. They know that the existing work, though large, is incomplete, and they invite interested scholars, readers, and students to submit new works to the bibliography. To do so, please contact the editor of the Willa Cather Archive at . Any resource that attempts to be comprehensive depends upon a community of scholars, readers, and other interested parties.

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Total Number of Entries in Reading Bibliography: 1056

    Carman, Bliss

  1. Author: Carman, Bliss
    Title: "A Seamark: A Threnody for Robert Louis Stevenson"
    Date: 1875
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather says that Carman's "poem on the death of Robert Louis Stevenson... is one of his most successful...." (included in By the Aurelian Wall).
    Note Source: Gazette 11/30/1902


  2. Author: Carman, Bliss
    Title: "To P.V."
    Date: 1898
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather considers ""The verses on the death of Paul Verlaine [as having] a wider significance than that of a mere personal appreciation." The poem appeared as "To P.V." in Carman's By the Aurelian Wall, and was reprinted as "To Paul Verlaine" in his 1923 collection Ballads and Lyrics.
    Note Source: Gazette 11/30/1902


  3. Author: Carman, Bliss
    Title: By the Aurelian Wall and Other Elegies
    Date: 1898
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: In an 1898 Leader article, Cather enjoyed Carmen's By the Aurelian Wall and Other Elegies when she writes: "These songs are not so much of the great dead as the dear dead, and therein lies much of their spontaneity and charm." In a 1902 Gazette article, Cather writes that she enjoyed Carman's By the Aurelian Wall and Other Elegies: "Of his several volumes the one entitled By the Aurelian Wall is the most uniformly excellent and is entirely free from the touch of bravado and willful frivolity which detracted from much of his earlier work."
    Note Source: Leader 7/22/1898; Gazette 11/30/1902


  4. Author: Carman, Bliss
    Title: Songs from Vagabondia
    Date: 1894
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: In a 1902 Gazette article, Cather writes: "But the days when Mr. Carman gave us Songs from Vagabondia are past, and his later work, though sometimes baffling, is usually sincere and often noble." In a 1896 Journal article, Cather considers Caman's poetry to have improved as he matured: On Songs from Vagabondia by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey: "While the lyrics therein could scarcely be called evidences of genius, they were so fresh, so untrammeled, so free from any flavor of imitation, that they proved conclusively that up in Canada two young men were finding out nature for themselves."
    Note Source: Gazette 11/30/1902; Journal 4/26/1896


  5. Author: Carman, Bliss
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: In a 1902 Gazette article, Cather calls Bliss Carman and Louise Imogen Guiney the "two most typical representatives of this seemingly national tendency in verse, among the poets of the younger generation ..." ["...lyric inclination...delicately tampered and almost reserved expression."] In the same article, Cather writes: "Of Bliss Carman it is difficult to speak without prejudice, for he is altogether made up of contradictions. He is, I believe, a Canadian by birth, but like Charles G.D. Roberts he has come to be regarded among the poets of our own nation ..."
    Note Source: Gazette 11/30/1902; Gazette 11/30/1902