[Cather, Willa] Edel, Leon.
Willa Cather. The Paradox of Success.
Washington, Reference Dept, Library of Congress, 1960. 8°. 17 Pages. Stapled softcover wrappers. Good condition. No text markings. Browning along spine. Staples rusted. Front wrapper and first few leaves slightly creased. [″A Lecture Delivered Under the Auspices of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, October 12, 1959.]
Willa Cather was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. Through the 1910s and 1920s, Cather was firmly established as a major American writer. By the 1930s, however, critics began to dismiss her as a “romantic, nostalgic writer who could not cope with the present.″During the hardships of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, her work was seen as lacking social relevance. (Source: Wikipedia)
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