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

    Norris, Frank

  1. Author: Norris, Frank
    Title: Blix
    Date: 1900
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In a 1900 Courier article Cather writes: "If you want to read a story that is all wheat and no chaff, read Blix ... there is not a shadow of pedantry or pride of craft in it from cover to cover. Blix herself is the method, the motive and the aim of this book." In an April 1900 Courier article Cather says that it's "as poetic and graceful as McTeague was somber and charmless."
    Note Source: Courier 1/13/1900; Courier 4/7/1900

  2. Author: Norris, Frank
    Title: McTeague
    Date: 1899
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In an 1899 Courier article Cather writes: "His horizon is wide, his invention vigorous and bold, his touch heavy and warm and human.... He has looked at truth in the depths, among men begrimed by toil and besotted by ignorance, and still found her fair." In a 1900 Courier article Cather writes: "Last winter that brilliant young Californian ... published a remarkable and gloomy novel, McTeague, a book deep in insight, rich in promise and splendid in execution, but entirely without charm and as disagreeable as only a great piece of work can be." In an April 1900 Courier article Cather calls it "a book that could not be ignored nor dismissed with a word."
    Note Source: Courier 4/8/1899; Courier 1/13/1900; Courier 4/7/1900

  3. Author: Norris, Frank
    Title: Moran of the Lady Letty
    Date: 1898
    Genre: fiction
    Note Relating to Cather: Says it derives its power from the same place as McTeague and Blix.
    Note Source: Courier 4/7/1900