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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather, edited by Andrew Jewell - review

<em>Richard Davenport-Hines</em> on the tomboy from Red Cloud whose evocation of the vast, unforgiving landscape of the prairies is unrivalled

17 August 2013

9:00 AM

17 August 2013

9:00 AM

The Selected Letters of Willa Cather Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout

Knopf, pp.715, £24.65, ISBN: 9780307959300

Willa Cather is an American novelist without name-recognition in Europe, yet she had a wider range of subject and deeper penetration of character than other compatriot novelist of her century. Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Bellow and Roth vie with, but never beat, her emotional force and the beauty of her prose.

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Richard Davenport-Hines, is the author, most recently, of An English Affair, about the Profumo scandal.


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