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

    Keats, John

  1. Author: Keats, John
    Title: "Eve of St. Agnes"
    Date: 1820
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: Commenting on Kipling's The Seven Seas: "But compare it, if you will, with Keats' 'St. Agnes Eve'.... Then would you wish to place Kipling among the immortal bards?"
    Note Source: Journal 5/16/1897


  2. Author: Keats, John
    Title: "Fragment of an Ode to Maia--Written on May Day"
    Date: 1818
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: In "The Treasure of Far Island," Douglass Burnham says that as children they lived "the joy of the doing," comparing the children's joy to that of Keats's Grecian poets: "'Rich in the simple worship of a day.'"
    Note Source: Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 280


  3. Author: Keats, John
    Title: Endymion
    Date: 1818
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: In "A Death in the Desert," Katherine Gaylord says that Adriance Hilgarde's sonata resounds with "the tragedy of effort and failure, the thing Keats called hell."
    Note Source: Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 213


  4. Author: Keats, John
    Title: Hyperion
    Date: 1820
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: "Compare Kipling's best verses with the first book of Hyperion, or with the best parts of Sordello, and he becomes mere opera bouffe, vaudeville."
    Note Source: Journal 5/16/1897


  5. Author: Keats, John
    Note Relating to Cather: Of the first four lines of the last stanza of Guiney's "Hylas" Cather says, "On a first reading one might say they recalled something of Keats' vividness, but of what a graver color and how infinitely more restrained!"
    Note Source: Gazette 11/30/1902