Coming, Aphrodite!

Coming, Aphrodite!

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141181561
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Cynthia Griffin Wolff
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
YOUTH AND THE BRIGHT MEDUSA

Coming, Aphrodite!
The Diamond Mine
A Gold Slipper
Scandal
Paul’s Case
A Wagner Matinée
The Sculptor’s Funeral
“A Death in the Desert”

UNCOLLECTED STORIES

Peter (1892)
The Profile (1907)
The Enchanted Bluff (1909)
The Joy of Nelly Deane (1911)
Behind the Singer Tower (1912)

FROM OBSCURE DESTINIES (1932)Old Mrs. Harris

Explanatory Notes

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