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

    Crane, Stephen

  1. Author: Crane, Stephen
    Title: "The Open Boat"
    Date: 1897
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather calls "The Open Boat" a "marvelous sea story ... unsurpassed in its vividness and constructive perfection."
    Note Source: Library 6/23/1900

  2. Author: Crane, Stephen
    Title: Active Service
    Date: 1899
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: "If one happens to have some trifling regard for pure English, he does not come forth from the reading of this text unscathed ... Every page is like the next morning taste of a champagne supper, and is heavy with the smell of stale cigarettes."
    Note Source: Leader 11/11/1899

  3. Author: Crane, Stephen
    Title: Black Riders
    Date: 1895
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: "... Black Riders, uneven as it was, was a casket of polished masterpieces when compared with War is Kind.
    Note Source: Leader 6/3/1899

  4. Author: Crane, Stephen
    Title: The Red Badge of Courage
    Date: 1895
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather remembers that "the grammar certainly was bad" in The Red Badge of Courage. In One of Ours, when Claude first sees wounded men from battle, he reflects: "To shed bright blood, to wear the red badge of courage,--that was one thing; but to be reduced to this was quite another."
    Note Source: Library 6/23/1900; One of Ours Book V, Chap. 3

  5. Author: Crane, Stephen
    Title: War is Kind
    Date: 1899
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: "There are seldom more than ten lines on a page, and it would be better if most of these lines were not there at all. Either Mr. Crane is insulting the public or insulting himself, or he has developed a case of atavism and is chattering the primeval nonsense of the apes."
    Note Source: Leader 6/3/1899

  6. Author: Crane, Stephen
    Title: Wounds in the Rain
    Date: 1900
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In her introduction to the text, Cather praised the author as someone who "simply knew from the beginning how to handle detail."
    Note Source: World and the Parish 2:772

  7. Author: Crane, Stephen
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In an essay on "Miss Jewett," Cather declares that "Stephen Crane [was] a young man of definite talent, brilliant and brittle,--dealing altogether with the surfaces of things, but in a manner all his own. He died young, but he had done something real." Under the pseudonym "Henry Nicklemann," Cather wrote an essay "When I Knew Stephen Crane" published in Library. Three weeks later, Cather had her own name on the article in the Courier. At least parts of Cather's article are now considered to be fictionalized. (See Slote 771-2)
    Note Source: Not Under Forty 91; Library 6/23/1900; Courier 7/14/1900; rep. Prairie Schooner (Fall 1949) 231-236

  8. Author: Crane, Stephen
    Title: The Pace of Youth
    Date: 1898
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: Thomas Beer remarks that Cather "was not immune to influences--who is?--and the excessively curious will find a phrase of "The Beldonald Holbein" and a simile from "The Pace of Youth" transmuted in this [Cather's] early work."
    Note Source: Willa Cather Remembered 80