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Nebraska pulls out all the stops for this superb scholarly edition of Cathers 1927 novel. This edition includes a newly restored text along with several historical essays and explanatory notes by several scholars. Academic libraries supporting hardcore American literature curricula will want this volume.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
“A truly remarkable book . . . Soaked through and through with atmosphere . . . From the riches of her imagination and sympathy Miss Cather has distilled a very rare piece of literature. It stands out, from the very resistance it opposes to classification.”—NEW YORK TIMES“The most sensuous of writers, Willa Cather builds her imagined world as solidly as our five senses build the universe around us.”—Rebecca West“[Cather’s] descriptions of the Indian mesa towns on the rock are as beautiful, as unjudging, as lucid, as her descriptions of the Bishop’s cathedral. It is an art of ‘making,’ of clear depiction—of separate objects, whose whole effect works slowly and mysteriously in the reader, and cannot be summed up . . . Cather’s composed acceptance of mystery is a major, and rare, artistic achievement.”—from the Introduction by A. S. ByattSee all Product Description
Don't read this if you are looking for a rollicking western novel, or if you are looking for dogma or scandal. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ric deMeulles
I also read this book for the academic decathlon. It helped that I defined every word I didn't know ( A LOT OF WORDS) because it gave me a better understanding of what's going on. Read morePublished on March 10 2004
Death Comes for the Archbishop is an anomaly among Cather's works, and, for that matter, all twentieth-century works. In this book, you will not find chronology, action, or drama. Read morePublished on Feb. 29 2004 by William Dunn
I had to read this for academic decathlon and I must say it's one of the most boring, blandly-written things I've ever read, and I adore reading.Published on Feb. 22 2004 by E. Duncan
erhem...to all you acedeca "decathaleats" i ask one question.
As close to history as Cather can make this story
Written as a novel, Death Comes for the Archbishop is historical fiction based on the lives of Bishop Jean Baptiste L'Amy and... Read more
A story about two French priests, Bishop (later the Archbishop of the title) Jean Marie Latour, and his longtime friend and colleague, Father (later Bishop) Joseph Vaillant, who... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2003 by Amazon Customer
Yes, it evokes the landscape--but in a telling passage, Latour looks at the mountains in the landscape and sees them as scattered buildings that look "like mountains" and... Read morePublished on July 11 2003