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Willa Cather and the politics of criticism

by Joan Ross Acocella

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

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  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History.,
    • Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 -- Political and social views.,
    • Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Criticism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Criticism -- Political aspects -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJoan Acocella.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3505.A87 Z545 2001
      The Physical Object
      Pagination127 p. :
      Number of Pages127
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3951361M
      ISBN 10037571295X
      LC Control Number2001045334
      OCLC/WorldCa47297696

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About Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism In this brilliant, impassioned and controversial book, New Yorker critic Joan Acocella argues that twentieth-century literary critics from the Left and Right have misused Willa Cather and her works for their own political ends, and, in doing so, have either ignored or obscured her true literary achievement.

This beautifully written book makes a significant contribution to Cather studies and at the same time points out the follies of political criticism in the study of all literature.

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Acocella Criticizes Cather's Critics / Consideration of early reviewers' biases degenerates into an attack on feminism. "Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism" began as an article in that. Yet, as Joan Acocella shows in her recent book Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism, Cather’s work has been ludicrously misrepresented and misused by modern critics, even when they appear to approve or admire it.

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Expanding on her absorbing and controversial New Yorker article, Joan Acocella examines the politics of Willa Cather criticism: how Cather’s work has been seized upon and often distorted by critics on both the left and the right.

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