#0901: Willa Cather to Eunice Chapin, September 24 [1926]

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The Shattuck Inn3
and Annex
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
200 GUESTS
ALL MODERN
CONVENIENCES
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
JAFFREY, N.H.2
AMERICAN PLAN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
Dear Miss Chapin1;

I think4 it's rather a mistake to emphasize to the landscape—to me that suggests ornamental descriptive writing, which I hate. There really is a good deal of movement in this narrative5. In future announcements won't you, with Dr. Leach's6 approval, use something like the enclosed, putting the stress more on the people than the scene?

Sincerely Willa Cather

Miss Cather's new narrative, Death Comes etc, recounts the adventures of two missionary priests in the old Southwest. Two hardy French priests find themselves set down in in the strange world7 at the end of the Santa Fé8 trail, among so scouts and trappers and cut-throats, old Mexican settlements and ancient Indian pueblos. The period is that immediately following the Mexican War, and the story is a rich, moving panorama of life of on that wild frontier.

The Shattuck Inn
and Annex
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
200 GUESTS
ALL MODERN
CONVENIENCES
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
JAFFREY, N.H.
AMERICAN PLAN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR