Not Under Forty

Not Under Forty

Book - 1988
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For Willa Cather, "the world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts." The whole legacy of Western civilization stood on the far side of World War I, and in the spiritually impoverished present she looked back to that. To that she directed readers of these essays, declaring that anyone under forty years old would not be interested in them. But she was wrong: since its first publication in 1936, "Not Under Forty" has appealed to readers of all ages who share Cather's concern for excellence, for what endures, in literature and in life.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1988
Copyright Date: ©1968
ISBN: 9780803263314
Branch Call Number: 814.52 C2861N 1988
Characteristics: v, 147 pages ; 21 cm

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Nov 06, 2013

To paraphrase Miss Cather from one of the essays in this collection --- 'Masterpieces' have been bumping down on us like trunks from an overcrowded steamer. ---

What was true then remains so now. "A Chance Meeting" ranks as one of the most ruefully invigorating reportage pieces ever written. "Miss Jewett" and "148 Charles Street" are also marvelous records of times and places long gone by.


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