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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subject_facet Christian fiction
Clergy -- Fiction
Historical 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, with drawings and designs by Harold Von Schmidt
title_short Death comes for the archbishop
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Clergy
Fiction
History
Literature
Western