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... Hamish Hamilton Ltd and Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, for My Antonia
by Willa Cather; Hamish Hamilton Ltd and Alfred A. Knopf Inc., New York, for A
Lost Lady by Willa Cather; Harcourt, Brace & World Inc. for Barren Ground by
Miss Cather's attitude is quite explicitly expressed in Niel Herbert's reflections
after meeting Ivy Peters in the train : After ... the buffalo-herds and driving out the
Indians as they did so, were quite the paragons of chivalry Willa Cather presents.
It is, perhaps, a little too pastoral, a little too Arcadian ; one feels that the rawness
and crudity of what must have been the reality have been dissolved in the grave
cadences of Willa Cather's classical prose. But by implication the hatred of the ...
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As with the predecessor, 'Tradition and Dream' is just a great piece of literary history. But it's better than the earlier history (which dealt with English fiction until about 1914) for a few reasons ... Read full review
The Southern Novel Between the Wars
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