David Porter's recent book from Nebraka, On the Divide, has a great
deal about covers and Cather's role in their making.
"A bottle of fine champagne" indeed, Janis.
Best to all,
On Aug 12, 2011, at 7:02 PM, "Janis P. Stout" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> JULIE, I don't remember anything about this matter--though it may
> just be that I have forgotten! As you may know, authors were not
> usually consulted on such matters, but in Cather's case I think we
> could bet a bottle of fine champagne that she was. I believe the
> Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at U.T. Austin has all or
> most of the original dust jackets, and it might have a note about
> the artist. It would be worth a phone call to see if a librarian
> could check for you.
> My guess is that others will have a lot more to offer than this.
>> Hello, everyone:
>> I have a question that I hope someone on this list can answer.
>> I have been looking through the Cather letters calendar and have been
>> searching elsewhere for Cather's own references to the dust-jacket
>> cover art for her publications, particularly for the first edition of
>> The Professor's House. The image is a screenprint or lithograph of a
>> view from inside a cave dwelling, looking out across a mesa side. I
>> am interested in knowing the artist for the piece, the process of its
>> selection as the cover-art, and whether Cather herself comments about
>> it at all.
>> Does anyone know the process of the selection of this artwork by
>> or by Cather or what her involvement in this choice was? Any help on
>> this matter, or comments about it, will be most appreciated!
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Julianne Newmark, Ph.D.
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