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

    Troilus and Cressida

  1. Author: Shakespeare, William
    Title: Troilus and Cressida
    Date: 1609
    Genre: drama
    Note Relating to Cather: In Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912, the only one of Flavia's earlier artists who still frequented her home was Alcee Buisson who had continued to have a name among artists. "Ambition hath a knapsack at his back, wherein he puts alms to oblivion." In Troilus and Cressida, Ulysses says, "Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back/ Wherein he puts alms for oblivion,/ A great-sized monster of ingratitudes" III:3,ll.145-147. In an 1895 Journal article, Cather writes: "Not only is it true that married nightingales seldom sing, but this nightingale [Helena von Doehnoff] will even retire from the stage. She will not return to it again. She may wish to, but there are other contraltos in the world, and as Mr. Shakespeare informs us, 'Time hath a wallet at his back wherein he puts alms for oblivion'" (Troilus and Cressida III.iii).
    Note Source: Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912; Journal 1/27/1895