M.Leddy + willacather   42

“A French garden in Hamilton”
I’ve been trying to decide upon a passage that might interest a reader in Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House, and this paragraph is the best I can do.
WillaCather 
11 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Willa Cather’s “picture writing”
A Willa Cather image and Ezra Pound’s poetics of the ideogram.
WillaCather 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
Houses, homes, legs, limbs
From Willa Cather’s My Ántonia (1918).
WillaCather  words 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
“Spare the finger-bowls!”
From Willa Cather’s My Ántonia.
WillaCather 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
“This is the truth”
From Willa Cather’s My Ántonia.
WillaCather 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
Nebraska all day long
From Willa Cather’s My Ántonia.
WillaCather 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
Willa Cather, corrected again
A telegram with a last-minute correction.
WillaCather 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Willa Cather, corrected
“Salesmen in New York and Chicago always correct me when I pronounce my own name.”
WillaCather 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Truman Capote meets Willa Cather
From an unfinished account that Truman Capote began writing the day before his death.
WillaCather 
december 2016 by M.Leddy
“Oh yes, of course, art simplifies”
Willa Cather, from a letter to Ida Kleber Todd.
art  WillaCather 
november 2016 by M.Leddy
“In the dark like ourselves”
From Willa Cather’s Shadows on the Rock.
fiction  WillaCather 
september 2016 by M.Leddy
From One of Ours
The meaning of “literature.”
fiction  literature  WillaCather 
august 2016 by M.Leddy
From Lucy Gayheart
I think there are few writers who understand the claustrophobia of little towns as well as Willa Cather does.
WillaCather 
july 2016 by M.Leddy
“English professors have many wiles”
Willa Cather: “I take for granted that a person who writes a discriminating and intelligent letter is the sort of person who would not use any portion of my letter for publicity of any kind.”
letters  WillaCather 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
From The Song of the Lark
“What the deuce are we all here for anyway.”
WillaCather 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
Willa Cather on adapting novels
“Novels of action can be dramatized. Novels of feeling, even if it is only feeling for a city or a historic period, cannot be.”
film  WillaCather 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
Willa Cather on sunlight, light, and shade
“At bottom all he can give you is the thrill of his own poor little nerve — the projection in paint of a fleeting pleasure in a certain combination of form and colour, as temporary and almost as physical as a taste on the tongue.”
light  WillaCather 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
From “Before Breakfast”
Such a slight story, and yet it contains so many elements of Cather’s fiction.
WillaCather 
september 2015 by M.Leddy
Idealists and ridicule
From Willa Cather, “The Best Years.”
WillaCather 
september 2015 by M.Leddy
Word of the day: coster
“Remember her in that coster song, Mother? It went round the world, that did.”
WillaCather  words 
september 2015 by M.Leddy
“[M]erely everyday life”
A passage from Willa Cather's “The Old Beauty.”
fiction  WillaCather  time 
august 2015 by M.Leddy
“[N]ow I travel with my photographs”
A passage from Willa Cather's “The Old Beauty.”
WillaCather  fiction  time 
august 2015 by M.Leddy
Willa Cather on writing
“The only reason I write is that it interests me more than any other activity I’ve ever found.”
WillaCather  writing 
august 2015 by M.Leddy
“[S]o much sky”
From Death Comes for the Archbishop.
WillaCather 
july 2015 by M.Leddy
“[F]orming and moving all day long”
Clouds, in Death Comes for the Archbishop.
WillaCather 
july 2015 by M.Leddy
Maxwell, Melville, Cather
William Maxwell on opening sentences.
Melville  WillaCather 
july 2015 by M.Leddy
“[A] slow proposition on the market”
Willa Cather: “I’m not a bit sore about being a slow proposition on the market; but I have to cut my plans according to my cloth in order to avoid worrying.”
letters  WillaCather 
july 2015 by M.Leddy
“Happy days!”
From Willa Cather, A Lost Lady.
WillaCather 
july 2015 by M.Leddy
Willa Cather, snoot
“More than half of the twenty-eight professors who have written to me within the last few months were quite unable to use ‘which’ and ‘that’ and ‘would’ and ‘should’ correctly — at least, they did not honor me by using them correctly in their letters of request.”
grammar  usage  WillaCather 
january 2015 by M.Leddy
Willa Cather and James Schuyler
"Willa Cather alone is worth / The price of admission to the horrors of civilization."
WillaCather  JamesSchuyler 
november 2008 by M.Leddy

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