Coming, Aphrodite! and Other Stories

Coming, Aphrodite! and Other Stories

eBook - 1999
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Best known for the distinctive portraits of the people and land of the American West in her prairie novels, Willa Cather is one of the greatest American writers of this century. The fourteen short stories in this richly diverse collection, along with an exemplary introduction by author Cynthia Griffin Wolff, allow for a more complex view of Cather. As a writer she was intrigued by nature's ruthlessness and mankind's limitless potential for brutality and had a passion for the beauty of art. Ranging from the simplicity of Cather's first published story, "Peter" (1892), to the extraordinary eroticism of "Coming, Aphrodite!" (1920), this Twentieth-Century Classics collection is an engaging and triumphant testament to the genius of an American literary icon.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1999
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 301 p.)
ISBN: 9781101498439
1101498439
9781101497982
110149798X
Additional Contributors: O'Connor, Margaret Anne
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pomtree Nov 30, 2011

This is brilliantly crafted stuff - seemingly effortless, is minimal and sharply in focus. Her stories are almost parables, with glimpses of darkness and frailty of its characters. I find myself riveted.

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