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The French Influence on Willa Cather
(Creighton University, 1964)
All writers, great and poor, have been influenced by- forces outside themselves. This is only natural, because no man, least of all a writer, lives in a vacuum. He must be influenced to some degree by the sights, sounds ...
As Strong as Love: A Study of Death in Willa Cather's Fiction
(Creighton University, 1969)
In 1909 when Willa Cather wrote for McClure's her account of the cemeteries of Europe, she made special note of the inscription above the tomb of Alexandre Dumas, the younger: "I am keenly interested in my life, which ...
Willa Cather and the Humanities
(Creighton University, 1962)
The last hard rays of a December sun still shone over Red Cloud when I rose to take my leave of the two gracious old ladies who had been Willa Gather's lifelong friends. The last words of the older sister, the Carrie, to ...