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Willa Cather, queering America, Marilee Lindemann

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Willa Cather, queering America
Title
Willa Cather, queering America
Statement of responsibility
Marilee Lindemann
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although it has been proven posthumously by scholars that Willa Cather had lesbian relationships, she did not openly celebrate lesbian desire, and even today is sometimes described as homophobic and misogynistic. What, then, can a reassessment of this contentious first lady of American letters add to an understanding of the gay identities that have emerged in America over the past century? As Marilee Lindemann shows in this study of the novelist's life and work, Cather's sexual coming-of-age occurred at a time when a cultural transition was recasting love between women as sexual deviance rather than romantic friendship. At the same time, the very identity of "America" was characterized by great instability as the United States emerged as a modern industrial nation and imperial power. Indeed, both terms, "queer" and "America," achieved fresh ideological potency at the turn of the century. Willa Cather: Queering America is an enlightening unpacking of Cather's writings, from her controversial love letters of the 1890s--in which "queer" is employed to denote sexual deviance--to her epic novels, short stories, and critical writings. Lindemann points to the "queer" qualities of Cather's fiction--rebellion against traditional fictional form, with sometimes unlikable characters, lack of emphasis on heroic action, and lack of engagement in the drama of heterosexual desire
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Cataloging source
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Lindemann, Marilee
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS3505.A87
LC item number
Z724 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Between men--between women
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cather, Willa
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Lesbians
  • Love-letters
  • Sexual orientation in literature
  • Cather, Willa
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Feminism and literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Lesbians
  • Love-letters
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sexual orientation in literature
  • Women and literature
  • United States
  • American Literature
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
Label
Willa Cather, queering America, Marilee Lindemann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-179) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART II. Queering the "Classics": Willa Cather and the Literary History of the United States
  • 3. "In a Prohibition Country": The Culture Wars of the 1920s
  • 4. Comrades and Countrymen: Queer Love and a Dream of "America"
  • Conclusion: Queer (R)Age-Notes on the Late Fiction and the Queering of the World
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Note on Texts and List of Abbreviations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Novelist, the Critic, and the "Queer"
  • PART I. Fear of a Queer Prairie: Figures of the Body and/ as the Nation in the Letters and Early Novels
  • 1. Driving One-Handed: The Law, the Letter, and the Unsanctioned Voice
  • 2. "Filling Out Nice": Body-Building and Nation-Building in the Early Novels
Control code
51952561
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 185 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231500272
Lccn
98029688
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/lind11324
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt272jhh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51952561
Label
Willa Cather, queering America, Marilee Lindemann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-179) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART II. Queering the "Classics": Willa Cather and the Literary History of the United States
  • 3. "In a Prohibition Country": The Culture Wars of the 1920s
  • 4. Comrades and Countrymen: Queer Love and a Dream of "America"
  • Conclusion: Queer (R)Age-Notes on the Late Fiction and the Queering of the World
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Note on Texts and List of Abbreviations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Novelist, the Critic, and the "Queer"
  • PART I. Fear of a Queer Prairie: Figures of the Body and/ as the Nation in the Letters and Early Novels
  • 1. Driving One-Handed: The Law, the Letter, and the Unsanctioned Voice
  • 2. "Filling Out Nice": Body-Building and Nation-Building in the Early Novels
Control code
51952561
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 185 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231500272
Lccn
98029688
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/lind11324
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt272jhh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51952561

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