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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    The Life of the Right Reverend Joseh P. Machebeuf

  1. Author: Howlett, William Joseph
    Title: The Life of the Right Reverend Joseh P. Machebeuf
    Date: 1908
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In a letter, Cather says that she relied on Howlett for her understanding of her "two priests" in Death Comes for the Archbishop. In Death Comes for the Archbishop, John March (22) reports that Father Joseph Machebeuf, the prototype for Joseph Vaillant, told the story of the white mules to Father Gabriel Ussel and that Vaillant's motto "rest in action" is an oft-repeated phrase in The Life of the Right Reverend Joseph P. Machebeuf. In "Historical Essay," there is a reference for Death Comes for the Archbishop; see Cather's November 23, 1927 letter to the Commonweal.
    Note Source: A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather #920; Death Comes for the Archbishop Book I, Chap. 3; Book II Chap. 1; Death Comes for the Archbishop Scholarly Edition, "Historical Essay" 342