Three Fridays: January 5, 12, 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET Online
Lecture and Discussion. This live class will be recorded and available for later viewing.
Willa Cather was at the height of her career as a New York magazine editor when she abruptly quit in 1912 at age 38 and decided to write fiction. Her first novel, Alexander’s Bridge, was not a success, but she quickly found her voice, penning three novels of the Nebraska prairie that put her on the literary map. Cather featured her home town of Red Cloud (under different names) in seven of her dozen novels, as she mined her past and took a decidedly nostalgic tone toward the American frontier. In this class, we explore three of Cather’s best works: My Ántonia (1918; the third and best of her “prairie trilogy”); A Lost Lady (1923); and her “best book” (her words), Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927). We will read these books in the following order, and participants should read the entire assigned book before each class. Three Fridays: January 5, 12, 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET Online
Garrett Peck is an author, historian and tour guide living in Santa Fe. His eighth and latest book is A Decade of Disruption: America in the New Millennium. As a former Washingtonian, he frequently led tours through Politics & Prose. Garrett is currently working on a book about how Willa Cather composed Death Comes for the Archbishop, and is organizing Willa Cather Tours of New Mexico.
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