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As Cather scholars, we need to translate her vision to this generation.  How she explored the deepest horror of human experience in an apparently clear prose.  
We need it now.  

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On May 1, 2020, at 4:33 PM, Janis stout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


Did I misread, or does he say that Cather eschewed irony? Well, surface irony, conspicuous irony, yeah, but irony such as immersing us in Professor St. Peter's pov, as Sherrill points out, is a different matter. I, too, find much to disagree with in this grouchy piece. With Guy, about 90 per cent. And btw, I can get pretty excited about a new McEwan novel.

Janis Stout

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On May 1, 2020, at 12:44 PM, Sherrill Harbison <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

In the character of St. Peter, Cather would agree with this writer's lament. Like Guy, though, I find it disagreeable.
Interesting to look through Commentary, though, which is not my usual reading matter--.  Thanks, John.

On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 12:33 PM Guy Reynolds <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Good to see Cather praised so highly. Dodgy article, mind you. I disagree with about 90% of it.
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On 5/1/20, 8:29 AM, "5 Bank Street:  The Listserv for Willa Cather Scholars on behalf of John Flannigan" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:

    Cather receives high praise in this article:

    https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.commentarymagazine.com_articles_joseph-2Depstein_what-2Dhappened-2Dto-2Dthe-2Dnovel_&d=DwIGaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=1P1U_QmwwektPDtD1M1foXXGqUzLgygf16Nt7kNKpE0&m=DPTj5F1iKn6N62erugSMOEPT9J9MIXK6dgwKNye3kmo&s=Q7lkw9GRcGpRrg1LibL9JLQrKOQiJ-JmAPwUGNctGB8&e=

    John Flannigan