Willa Cather and the West

  title={Willa Cather and the West},
  author={E. Brown},
  journal={University of Toronto Quarterly},
  pages={544 - 566}
  • E. Brown
  • Published 1936
  • History
  • University of Toronto Quarterly
The appearance of Lucy Gayheart (1935) marks Miss Cather's return to her greatest subject—the West, the clash in the West between the grandeur of the land and large natures in sympathy with it, on the one hand, and, on the other, the meanness of the towns and those among their people who are provincial and shrewd. The three short stories collected in 1932 under the title Obscure Destinies indicated that Miss Cather was preparing to return to the West. When in one of these stories she refers to… Expand