Death Comes For The Archbishop

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307805220
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Death Comes For The Archbishop from the Author: Willa Cather. Willa Cather's best known novel is an epic--almost mythic--story of a single human life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and Indian in custom and belief. In the almost forty years that follow, Latour spreads his faith in the only way he knows--gently, all the while contending with an unforgiving landscape, derelict and sometimes openly rebellious priests, and his own loneliness. Out of these events, Cather gives us an indelible vision of life unfolding in a place where time itself seems suspended. BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.

Death Comes For The Archbishop

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803214293
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Death Comes For The Archbishop from the Author: Willa Cather. Death Comes for the Archbishop sprang from Willa Cather's love for the land and cultures of the American Southwest. Published in 1927 to both praise and perplexity, it has since claimed for itself a major place in twentieth-century literature. The narrative follows Bishop Jean Latour and Father Joseph Vaillant, friends since their childhood in France, as they organize the new Roman Catholic diocese of Santa Fe subsequent to the Mexican War. While seeking to revive the church and build a cathedral in the desert, the clerics, like their historical prototypes, Bishop Jean Laury and Father Joseph Machebeuf, face religious corruption, natural adversity, and the loneliness of living in a strange and unforgiving land. The historical essay traces the artistic and spiritual development that led to its writing. The broad-ranging explanatory notes illuminate the elements of French, Mexican, Hispanic, and Native American cultures that meet in the course of the narrative, they also explain the part played by the land and its people - their history, religion, art, and languages.

Death Comes For The Archbishop The Original Classic Edition

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Tebbo
ISBN: 9781742445335
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Death Comes For The Archbishop The Original Classic Edition from the Author: Willa Cather. Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873 - April 24, 1947) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, works such as O Pioneers!, My Antonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. Cather grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the state university; she lived in New York for most of her adult life and writing career. The novel was included on Time's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005 and Modern Library's list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The novel is timeless. The story unfolds in France and Italy, is about two boyhood friends who study for the priesthood together and subsequently end up doing their life's work together in the wild, open country of the New Mexico and Arizona frontiers. This work spans their entire lives, and the adventures, trials and hardships are many. The artistry that Willa Cather employs as she takes her reader through the magnificent, lonely expanses of sage and cactus, to the Mexican people in remote areas; the lawless exiles who hope to disappear into it's wilderness, is all accomplished as though a painter is at work beside her, shaping her words into visuals, makes this work one of her best, in my view. The novel is based on the life of Jean-Baptiste Lamy, and partially chronicles the construction of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Death Comes For The Archbishop

Author: Willa Cather (Schriftstellerin, USA)
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Death Comes For The Archbishop from the Author: Willa Cather (Schriftstellerin, USA).

Death Comes For The Archbishop De Willa Cather

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Death Comes For The Archbishop De Willa Cather from the Author: Marie-Claude Perrin-Chenour. A la croisée du romantisme, du réalisme et du modernisme, Death Comes for the Archbishop est un roman inclassable car, sur le plan tant esthétique que thématique, il était en avance sur son temps. Les articles qui composent ce recueil se sont attachés à en démontrer la richesse et l'originalité. Couvrant un large champ d'approches critiques, ils présentent néanmoins des points de convergences qui permettent de mieux saisir les traits saillants de cette œuvre complexe.

Death Comes For The Archbishop

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Death Comes For The Archbishop from the Author: Willa Cather. The story of a French priest who goes to New Mexico and with another priest win the Southwest for the Catholic Church. After forty years, he dies--the archbishop of Santa Fe.