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

    Flotow, Friedrich von

  1. Author: Flotow, Friedrich von
    Title: Martha
    Date: 1917
    Genre: song
    Note Relating to Cather: In My Antonia, Mrs. Harling explains the opera Martha to the children as she plays it for them. In "Paul's Case," Paul is mesmerized by the allure of the entertainment: "The moment the cracked orchestra beat out the overture from Martha, or jerked at the serenade from Rigoletto, all stupid and ugly things slid from him, and his senses were deliciously, yet delicately fired." In a 1929 article in the World-Herald, Cather writes, "what good luck it was for a country child to hear those tuneful old operas sung by people who were doing their best: The Bohemian Girl, The Chimes of Normandy, Martha, The Mikado."
    Note Source: My Antonia Book II, Chap. 7; Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 251; World-Herald 10/27/1929