By Cather Studies, Guy J Reynolds
Quantity 7 of the Cather reports sequence explores Willa Cather’s iconic prestige and its difficulties inside of renowned and literary tradition. not just are Cather’s personal existence and paintings topic to enshrinement, yet as a author, she herself frequently again to the motifs of canonization and to the advanced courting among the onlooker and the idealized item. via textual research of her released novels and her behind-the-scenes crusade and exposure writing in carrier of her novels, the reader involves comprehend the level to which, regardless of her mythical claims and dedication to privateness, Willa Cather helped to orchestrate her personal iconic prestige.
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Greenslet often referred to the success of Queed in his letters to Cather. ” Houghton Mifﬂin was proud of its success with Harrison’s ﬁrst novel, and that pride carried over into the advertising of his next. 6. The majority of advertisements studied for this article, regardless of whether they were from Houghton Mifﬂin or Alfred Knopf, do not include the accented “Á” in Ántonia’s name. A notable exception is a Houghton Mifﬂin advertisement in the 28 September 1918 issue of Publishers Weekly. Subsequent Publishers Weekly advertisements printed “Ántonia” without the accent.
Advertisement for Emerson’s journals. New Republic 12 Dec. 1914: back cover. ———. Advertisement for My Ántonia. New York Times Book Review 29 Sept. 1918: 414. ———. Advertisement for My Ántonia and other titles. Publishers Weekly 28 Sept. 1918: 886. ———. Advertisement for The Song of the Lark. New York Times Book Review 3 Oct. 1915: 360. ———. Advertisement for The Song of the Lark and other titles. New York Times Book Review 10 Oct. 1915: 362, 385. ———. Advertisement for The Song of the Lark and other titles.
Whatever it was, on the basis of that reply Cather wrote to Davison on 15 February, replying to his invitation in what strike me as remarkably temporizing terms (Calendar no. 580). In effect stringing him along, she says that she thinks she can come to Bread Loaf, or at any rate does not know of any reason why she cannot, though she might have to go to Nebraska on short notice if her mother’s health should worsen. If she does come, she thinks she can give four or ﬁve sessions, which she goes on to describe in ways that would surely have been very attractive to Davison or to the director or any such school.