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“O Revelations! Letters, Once Banned, Flesh Out Willa Cather” appeared on the front page of The New York Times last week. Almost 70 years after her death, the world will be given incite to personal life of Willa Cather. Adamant about her letters never being made public, Cather managed to delay the publication of personal correspondence this long. Now, these letters paint a picture of this, until now, mysterious woman in a collecting titled The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.
The University of Nebraska Press and Bison Books are excited to re-release the Prairie Trilogy, three of Cather’s most famous works, in paperback. O Pioneers! was released this month, My Antonia and Song of The Lark will be available in June.
The Chronicle also recognized this monumental release of Cather correspondence in “Willa Cather, in Her Own Words at Last.” The article mentions Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather by Janis P. Stout, who is also an editor of The Selected Letters of Willa Cather along with Andrew Jewel.
UNP has also published the Cather Scholarly Additions Series over the last several years. See the series list here.
The University of Nebraska’s web site released an article with incite from professor and co-editor of The Selected Letters of Willa Cather, Andrew Jewel. Jewel discusses why he believes it is so important to release the letters and what readers can expect from them. Read full article here.
Cather and her writing are still making headlines 70 years after her death and UNP is proud to help keep her legendary novels alive.