The Troll Garden: Short Stories

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U of Nebraska Press, 1 de jun. de 2000 - 176 páginas
This collection of Willa Cather stories?her first book of fiction and the capstone of her early career?is as relevant today as at the time of its initial publication.øAs different and individually distinguished as the seven stories may be, they share as their subject the role and status of the artist in American society. The passions, ambitions, and pretensions, the cant and the pathos of the art world, artists, pseudo-artists, aficionados, and dilettantes?all are amply represented here in the midst of their foibles, grand affairs, and failures, drawn with great style and subtlety by a writer gathering her formidable powers. With the psychological precision of her early master Henry James and the practical wisdom and wit of her contemporary Edith Wharton, Cather shows us innocents seduced, sophisticates undone, marriages sundered, idealism compromised, and the rare soul uplifted by art.

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Willa Cather’s first collection of short stories (originally published in 1905) remains a vital introduction to her style, interests, cultural milieu, and emotional commitments. Katherine Anne Porter ... Ler resenha completa

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Flavia and Her Artists
7
The Sculptors Funeral
32
The Garden Lodge
46
A Death in the Desert
57
The Marriage of Phaedra
77
A Wagner Matinee
94
Pauls Case
102
Abbreviations
122
Notes to the Text
123
Textual Commentary
131
Emendations
137
Notes on the Emendations
141
Table of Revisions
145
Word Divisions
175
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James Woodress is a professor emeritus of American literature at the University of California, Davis, and the author of many books, including Willa Cather: A Literary Life (Nebraska 1987).

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