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Title Willa Cather and material culture : real-world writing, writing the real world / edited by Janis P. Stout
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 240 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in American literary realism and naturalism
Studies in American literary realism and naturalism.
Contents Introduction: For use, for pleasure, for status: the object world of Willa Cather / Janis P. Stout -- Willa Cather: a life with quilts / Ann Romines -- To entertain, to educate, to elevate: Cather and the commodification of manners at the Home Monthly / Jennifer L. Bradley -- "That kitchen with the shining windows": Willa Cather's "Neighbour Rosicky" and the Women's Home Companion / Park Bucker -- Appendix: Selected thematic concordance to "Neighbour Rosicky" -- Taking liberties: Willa Cather and the 1934 film adaptation of A lost lady / Michael Schueth -- Object lessons: nature education, museum science, and ethnographic tourism in The professor's house / Anne Raine -- "An orgy of acquisition": the female consumer, infidelity, and commodity culture in A lost lady and The professor's house / Honor McKitrick Wallace -- "Fragments of their desire": Willa Cather and the alternative aesthetic tradition of native American women / Deborah Lindsay Williams -- Material objects as sites of cultural mediation in Death comes for the archbishop / Sarah Wilson -- Gloves full of gold: violations of the gift cycle in My mortal enemy / Robert K. Miller -- Words to do with things: reading about Willa Cather and material culture / Mary Ann O'Farrell
Summary Thes 11 essays address Willa Cather's work and career through the lens of cultural studies. One of the volume's primary purposes is to demonstrate the extent to which Cather did participate in her culture and to correct the commonplace view of her as a literary connoisseur set apart from her times
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 -- Knowledge -- Material culture
Literature publishing -- United States.
Material culture in literature.
Realism in literature.
Reality in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Stout, Janis P.
LC no. 2004008808
ISBN 0817382321 (electronic bk.)
9780817382322 (electronic bk.)
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