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Ah--but page 572 of the collected letters? or another volume?

Terese


On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 9:53 AM, Terese Svoboda <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear Melissa--
>
> Why this sounds very plausible. Thank you so much!
>
> All best,
> Terese
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM, Melissa Homestead <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> Hi, Terese,
>>
>> It is entirely possible that Cather wrote to Ridge and that the executor
>> may have possession of the letter. If you look on p. 572, you will read a
>> fan letter that Cather wrote out of the blue to Edna St. Vincent Millay.
>> That letter certainly indicates that Cather was a regular reader of poetry
>> and capable of writing fan letters to publishing poets. I am very doubtful
>> that she made any published statements to that effect, however. All of
>> Cather's interviews are on the Willa Cather Archive site, and I just
>> searched to see if Ridge’s name shows up, and it doesn’t. Her volume of
>> published critical writing is quite small, and there’s nothing in there,
>> either.
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>>
>> Melissa J. Homestead
>> Professor of English and Program Faculty in Women’s & Gender Studies
>> English Department Assessment Coordinator
>> University of Nebraska-Lincoln
>> 202 Andrews Hall
>> Lincoln, NE 68588-0333
>> (402) 472-0323 (direct dial)
>> [log in to unmask]
>> http://www.unl.edu/english/faculty/profs/mhomestead.html
>>
>> On Jun 12, 2014, at 11:21 AM, Terese Svoboda <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> > I think I posted this request long ago and had no answers but I'm still
>> hoping you might be able to help. I'm writing a biography of the modernist
>> radical poet Lola Ridge and her executor wrote that Cather said (or wrote?)
>> that Lola Ridge was writing better poetry than any other modern American.
>> Since the executor is supposed to be writing her own biography (for the
>> last forty years) she will not tell me where she found this and I have been
>> unable to located its source. Any ideas?
>> > All best,
>> > Terese  Svoboda
>>
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