By Nathan Gelgud 2 min read
Writers in search of guidance need only scan Willa Cather on Writing for some sharp doses of advice. “The novel,” she writes in an analysis of the difference between creating good fiction and bei
By Tom Blunt 3 min read
We're as reluctant as you to let go of summertime. With that, we present these seven quotes about summer by writers who said it better than we ever could.
By Tom Blunt 4 min read
The closing lines of a book characterize the strange moment when reader and author finally say farewell to each other. Here are 12 of our favorites.
By Mark Chiusano 4 min read
If the common conception of a Willa Cather plot involves dust, plains, and frustrated pioneer women and men, "Coming, Aphrodite!" offers something entirely different.
By Nathan Gelgud 3 min read
Willa Cather's early twentieth century novels My Ántonia and O Pioneers! are fixtures in the American literary canon. With the publication of her selected letters, editors Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout have lifted the veil on the private life of the great writer.