A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Ferris GreensletDec. 16, [1916], from New YorkHarvard 

People she knows from Sweden and Norway have indicated possible interest there in translations of O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark. Could he take it up with publishers, perhaps enclosing a copy of Edward Garnett's article in last February's Atlantic? Is enclosing a list of the best people to write. He can get their attention by mentioning that reviewers have thought Thea Kronborg was modeled after Olive Fremstad. Please send three dozen copies of the advertising booklet for her to send to people who inquire. Finishing some short stories for Reynolds to place, but will start on the next book soon. Hopes he can come to New York to discuss the Scandinavian possibilities. Will have a phone in soon and send him the number. Might he be there next Thursday [Dec. 21] for dinner with the Hambourgs, S. S. McClure, and Harry Dwight? McClure will tell everyone about the war.   Willa S. C.   [Stout #375]

To R. L. ScaifeMar. 8, 1917 from New YorkHarvard 

Has set aside "The Blue Mesa" to work on a novel with western setting about the same length as O Pioneers!. Is about half through the first draft. How late could she get manuscript in to have a fall publication date? May have it by end of May or middle of June. If a fall publication this year not possible, will probably set it aside and do more stories. Reynolds can get $700 each for them.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #382]

To Paul R. ReynoldsSept. 14, [1917?], from Jaffrey, N.H.Columbia 

Will take $350 for the stories. Suggests he try "Little Annie" on McClure's and Everybody's. Did Smart Set reject "Scandal"?   W. S. C.   [Stout #391]

To Paul R. ReynoldsSept. 19, [1917?], from Jaffrey, N.H.Columbia 

Will be back to Bank Street Oct. 10. Making good progress on the novel. Houghton Mifflin urging her to hurry. Sending a rough first draft of a story called "Explosives."   Willa S. Cather   [Stout #393]

To Paul ReynoldsMay 10,[1918?], from Washington, D.C., cable ; Columbia 

Might sell "Little Annie" to this editor. [Retitled "Her Boss," the story was published in Smart Set, October 1919.]   W. S. C.   [Stout #416]

To Paul R. Reynolds,  Monday [Mar. 15, 1920] Columbia 

No, hasn't sold "Aphrodite," but has tried to. Sailing for France soon.   W. C.   [Stout #501]

To Paul ReynoldsApr. 27, [1921], from TorontoColumbia 

Novel still not finished. Knopf may already have promised another magazine first look at the galleys. Which one is Reynolds talking to?   Willa Cather   [Stout #541]

To Thomas A. BoydMar. 5, 1922 pub. St. Paul Daily News, quoted in Bohlke.

Ideas in Boyd's editorial "A Revaluation," which proposed definitions of the novel, need to be stated more clearly. A true artist of literature knows his or her material sufficiently well to write literally, but does not write literally because art is metaphorical or suggestive. Details in writing are there to create effects and serve the end of the literary structure.   [Stout #581]

To Paul ReynoldsDec. 10, [1922], from Red Cloud, Nebr.Columbia 

Can't produce to order. If she does any short stories during the winter she will let him show his client.   Willa Cather   [Stout #656]

To Paul ReynoldsJune 28, [1925], from Alcalde, N.M.Columbia 

Send mail to the Hotel La Fonda, Santa Fe, N.M. Enjoying her trip.   W. C.   [Stout #789]

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