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


  1. Author: Shelley, Percy Bysshe
    Title: Adonais
    Date: 1821
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: In an 1895 Courier article, Cather writes in an essay on Poe: "The sun comes forth and many reptiles spawn,/ He sets and each ephemeral insect then/ Is gathered unto death without a dawn,/ And the immortal stars awake again" (XXIX, line 253-6). In an 1898 Courier article,Cather quotes "that unrest which men miscall delight," from stanza 40, in a piece on the young runaway Adelaide Mould, daughter of the comic opera star Marion Manola.
    Note Source: Courier 10/12/1895; Courier 2/19/1898