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: Hugo, Victor
    Title: Hernani
    Date: 1899
    Genre: drama
    Note Relating to Cather: In Willa Cather Remembered, George Seibel says of his and Cather's translating French works: "We plunged into vats of color like Theophile Gautier's Une Nuit de Cleopatre, and scaled towers of alexandrines in Victor Hugo's Hernani. Verlaine and Baudelaire were among the poets we discovered, Bourget and Huysmans among the novelists." In an 1895 Journal article, Cather writes: "The traditions of our stage are distinctly unliterary....We cannot understand why lines 220 and 381 of Hugo's Hernani at the first representation drove all conservative classics out of the house and almost ruined the play."
    Note Source: Willa Cather Remembered 13; Journal 8/4/1895