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

    Merimee, Prosper

  1. Author: Merimee, Prosper
    Title: "Nicolas Gogol"
    Date: 1851
    Genre: nonfiction
    Note Relating to Cather: Cather says that she enjoyed Merimee's essay on Gogol.
    Note Source: A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather #995

  2. Author: Merimee, Prosper
    Note Relating to Cather: In a letter, Cather tells her correspondent that she now likes Merimee best among the French writers. According to Not Under Forty, Merimee was a dramatist as well as a writer of novels and short stories. His most famous work is the novella Carmen that served as the inspiration for Bizet's opera. In Not Under Forty Cather does not specify which of Merimee's works she read. She only acknowledges that "the ear can immediately recognize Flaubert, Stendhal, Merimee, Thomas Hardy, Conrad, Brahms, Cezar Franck," and later, "where is the man who could cut one sentence from the stories of Merimee?"
    Note Source: A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather #988; Not Under Forty 25, 47