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Death comes for the archbishop

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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. When Cather first visited the American Southwest in 1912, she found a new world to imagine and soon came to feel that "the story of the Catholic Church in [the Southwest] was the most interesting of all its stories." 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 Lamy and Father Joseph Machebeuf, face religious corruption, natural adversity, and the loneliness of living in a strange and unforgiving land. The Willa Cather Scholarly Edition presents groundbreaking research, establishing a new text that reflects Cather's long and deep involvement with her story. 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. The textual essay and apparatus reveal Cather's creative process and enable the reader to follow the complex history of the text.
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full_title death comes for the archbishop
author cather willa
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lastUpdate 2018-03-22 14:56:58PM

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auth_author2 Byatt, A. S. 1936-
author Willa Cather
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display_description In 1851 Bishop Latour and his friend Father Vaillant are dispatched to New Mexico to reawaken its slumbering Catholicism. Moving along the endless prairies, Latour spreads his faith the only was he knows-gently, although he must contend with the unforgiving landscape, derelict and sometimes openly rebellious priests, and his own loneliness. Over nearly forty years, the two friends leave converts and enemies, crosses and occasionally ecstasy in their wake. But it takes death for them to make their mark on the landscape for ever...
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series Everyman's library, Vintage classics, Virago modern classics
series_with_volume Everyman's library|no. 89., Vintage classics, Virago modern classics|no. 58.
subject_facet Allegories, Catholic Church -- Fiction, Christian fiction, Clergy -- Fiction, Electronic books, Historical fiction, Hopi Indians -- Fiction, Navajo Indians -- Fiction, New Mexico -- Fiction, New Mexico -- History -- 1848- -- Fiction
title_display Death comes for the archbishop
title_full Death Comes for the Archbishop, Death comes for the archbishop / Willa Cather, Death comes for the archbishop / Willa Cather ; introduced by A.S. Byatt, Death comes for the archbishop [electronic resource] Cather, Willa, 1873-1947., Death comes for the archbishop, with drawings and designs by Harold Von Schmidt
title_short Death comes for the archbishop
topic_facet Classic Literature, Clergy, Electronic books, Fiction, History, Hopi Indians, Literature, Navajo Indians, Western