Bibliography of Willa Cather's Reading
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Lady Windermere's Fan
Author: Wilde, Oscar
Title: Lady Windermere's Fan
Note Relating to
Cather: In an 1894 Journal article Cather writes: "As a play Lady Windermere's Fan is very poorly constructed....As a piece of literature the play is exceedingly clever."
In a December 1894 Journal article Cather writes: "As to the play, it amuses one even more on a second seeing than on a first, and the falseness of it jars less." But while she again appreciates his cleverness and facility with language, she charges that "One thing nature did not give Mr. Wilde — a heart."
In an 1895 Journal article Cather writes: "We will have no more such plays as Lady Windermere's Fan, no more such stories as The Picture of Dorian Gray. We can do without them."
Note Source: Journal 6/5/1894; Journal 12/18/1894; Journal 5/19/1895