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: Homer
    Title: Odyssey
    Date: c. 700 BCE
    Genre: poetry
    Note Relating to Cather: In "Flavia and Her Artists," Miss Broadwood accosts Imogen with the words "and you've brought Ulysses home again and the slaughter has begun." In One of Ours, to Claude, "the story of 'Paradise Lost' was as mythical as the 'Odyssey,'" and "Like the hero of the Odyssey upon his homeward journey, Claude had often to tell what his country was, and who were the parents that begot him." In Death Comes for the Archbishop Prologue, Father Ferrand is said to be the "Odysseus of the Church."
    Note Source: Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 170; One of Ours Book II, Chap. 2, Book III, Chap. 10; Death Comes for the Archbishop Prologue