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: Herodotus
    Title: History
    Date: 440 BCE
    Genre: nonfiction
    Note Relating to Cather: In The Song of the Lark, when trouble threatens, Mrs. Tellamantez soothes herself by combing her long black hair. Thea reflects, "Mexican women are like the Spartans; when they are in trouble, in love, under stress of any kind, they comb and comb their hair." See Herodotus, book 7, chs. 207-209, for a description of a spy reporting that the Spartans were combing their hair--as if they were in danger (March 724).
    Note Source: The Song of the Lark Book I, Chap. 6