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Death Comes for the Archbishop (Paperback)

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Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.

Praise for Death Comes for the Archbishop…

“A truly remarkable book . . . Soaked through and through with atmosphere . . . From the riches of her imagination and sympathy Miss Cather has distilled a very rare piece of literature. It stands out, from the very resistance it opposes to classification.”—NEW YORK TIMES“The most sensuous of writers, Willa Cather builds her imagined world as solidly as our five senses build the universe around us.”—Rebecca West“[Cather’s] descriptions of the Indian mesa towns on the rock are as beautiful, as unjudging, as lucid, as her descriptions of the Bishop’s cathedral. It is an art of ‘making,’ of clear depiction—of separate objects, whose whole effect works slowly and mysteriously in the reader, and cannot be summed up . . . Cather’s composed acceptance of mystery is a major, and rare, artistic achievement.”—from the Introduction by A. S. Byatt

Product Details ISBN-10: 0679728899
ISBN-13: 9780679728894
Published: Vintage, 06/16/1990
Pages: 304
Language: English