The Sculptor's Funeral

The Sculptor s Funeral Uprooted from a well ordered life in Virginia when she was nine Willa Cather came of age in the West during the last years of the American frontier She developed a love for the beauty of the open gra
  • Title: The Sculptor's Funeral
  • Author: Willa Cather
  • ISBN: 9781425478612
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Sculptor's Funeral
    Uprooted from a well ordered life in Virginia when she was nine, Willa Cather came of age in the West during the last years of the American frontier She developed a love for the beauty of the open grassland and an abiding interest in the Old World customs of her neighbors, the dreamers and builders who inhabit her fiction This collection includes work from the early partUprooted from a well ordered life in Virginia when she was nine, Willa Cather came of age in the West during the last years of the American frontier She developed a love for the beauty of the open grassland and an abiding interest in the Old World customs of her neighbors, the dreamers and builders who inhabit her fiction This collection includes work from the early part of Cather s career and clearly marks themes and landscapes that she would detail and explore for the remainder of her life Alongside THE BOHEMIAN GIRL, Harper Perennial will publish the short fiction of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Herman Melville, Stephen Crane, and Oscar Wilde to be packaged in a beautifully designed, boldly colorful boxset in the aim to attract contemporary fans of short fiction to these revered masters of the form Also, in each of these selections will appear a story from one of the new collections being published in the Summer of the Short Story A story from Lydia Peelle s forthcoming collection, REASONS FOR AND ADVANTAGES OF BREATHING, will be printed at the back of this volume.
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  • Willa Cather

    Wilella Sibert Cather was born in Back Creek Valley Gore , Virginia, in December 7, 1873 Her novels on frontier life brought her to national recognition In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, One of Ours 1922 , set during World War I She grew up in Virginia and Nebraska She then attended the University of Nebraska, initially planning to become a physician, but after writing an article for the Nebraska State Journal, she became a regular contributor to this journal Because of this, she changed her major and graduated with a bachelor s degree in English After graduation in 1894, she worked in Pittsburgh as writer for various publications and as a school teacher for approximately 13 years, thereafter moving to New York City for the remainder of her life She traveled widely and often spent summers in New Brunswick, Canada In later life, she experienced much negative criticism for her conservative politics and became reclusive, burning some of her letters and personal papers, including her last manuscript She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1943 In 1944, Cather received the gold medal for fiction from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, an award given once a decade for an author s total accomplishments She died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 73 in New York City.

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  • In Scultor Cather does what she does so well, write about the interplay of a creative person returning home to the place and people who formed them, and who they ran from as far as they possibly could.


  • Of course there are or were towns like this But I don t like the stereotype that a great man is a hypersensitive sculptor or an earth shaking lawyer, while farmers and bankers are stingy, dull, dirty opportunists who scoff at anything that is not useful to them.I have a suspicion that Willa Cather and Ralph Moody could have grown up in the same town, among the same people, and said the same things Which was right


  • My first from Cather and certainly not my last Beautiful prose After reading it I had a longing for the South and some of the good ol folk I have befriended over the years In reading this piece, it felt like many of the conversations the South still engages in some people really don t change and maybe that s not such a bad thing.


  • Seems the author could not hide her own bigoted resentment in this short story in which she wrote as the hero the most unlikely I read My Antonia in school and so read this short but I do not care for the author personally so, done





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