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

    Howells, William Dean

  1. Author: Howells, William Dean
    Title: My Literary Passions
    Date: 1895
    Genre: nonfiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In an 1895 Journal article, Cather writes: "'Passions,' literary or otherwise, were never Mr. Howells' forte and surely no man could be further from even the coast of Bohemia....Doesn't Mr. Howells know that at one time or another everyone raves of Don Quixote, imitates Heine, worships Turgenev and calls Tolstoi a prophet?" In an 1899 Leader article, Cather criticizes the "pedantic, autocratic, exclusive flavor" of My Literary Passions.
    Note Source: Journal 7/14/1895; Leader 12/16/1899


  2. Author: Howells, William Dean
    Title: The Coast of Bohemia
    Date: 1893
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather calls The Coast of Bohemia "that feeble tale."
    Note Source: Journal 7/14/1895


  3. Author: Howells, William Dean
    Title: The Rise of Silas Lapham
    Date: 1885
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather considers The Rise of Silas Lapham dull required reading.
    Note Source: A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather #1649