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

    Bourget, M. Paul

  1. Author: Bourget, M. Paul
    Title: Outre-Mer: Impressions of America
    Date: 1894
    Genre: nonfiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In an 1895 Journalarticle, Cather writes: "A book which deals more fairly and generously with this country than any book yet written in a foreign tongue." In an 1899 Leader article, Cather says Bourget failed to give a good analysis and description of a country and its people.
    Note Source: Journal 5/5/1895; Leader 5/27/1899

  2. Author: Bourget, M. Paul
    Title: Un Crime d'amour
    Date: 1886
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In One of Ours, Dr. Chessup reads Un Crime d'amour on the Anchises.
    Note Source: One of Ours Book IV, Chap. 9

  3. Author: Bourget, M. Paul
    Note Relating to Cather: Subject of a dialogue in The Professor's House: "St. Peter chuckled. 'I'm afraid you exaggerate the circumference of my social circle, Louie. I haven't the pleasure of knowing Anatole France.' 'No matter; we can have M. Paul Bourget for Wednesday.'" George Seibel says of his and Cather's translating French works: "We plunged into vats of color like Theophile Gautier's Une Nuit de Cleopatre, and scaled towers of alexandrines in Victor Hugo's Hernani." Verlaine and Baudelaire were among the poets we discovered, Bourget and Huysmans among the novelists."
    Note Source: The Professor's House Book I, Chap. 15; Willa Cather Remembered 13