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: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
    Title: "Excelsior"
    Date: 1841
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: Ray tells Thea in Song of the Lark: "If a man stumbles, there's plenty of people to push him down. But if he's like 'the youth who bore,' those same people are foreordained to help him along."
    Note Source:  The Song of the Lark, Book I, Chap. 16