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: Shakespeare, William
    Title: Othello
    Date: 1604
    Genre: drama
    Note Relating to Cather: In The Professor's House, Godfrey St. Peter considers that Tom Outland, "this tramp boy," has "amass[ed] a fortune for someone whose name he had never heard, for 'an extravagant and wheeling stranger'" (Othello I.1.135). In "Neighbor Rosicky," Anton Rosicky understands that (unlike Iago) people like Polly do not "wear their heart on their sleeve" I:1, ll. 64 . In a letter, Cather recalls seeing a performance with Paul Robeson and Uta Hagen, and writes that Hagen "conceived and acted the part beautifully."
    Note Source: The Professor's HouseBook III, Chap. 1; Obscure Destinies 59; A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather #1658