Talk of Iowa
Thu June 6, 2013
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
When great American novelist Willa Cather died in 1947, her will made it clear that her letters were never to be published. That moratorium lasted 66 years and now the public is seeing the late author's letters for the first time in "The Selected Letters of Willa Cather."
Cather's long-guarded letters reveal the author's strong sense of humor, iffy spelling, powerful ambitions, and give insight into what she thought about her development as a writer. Host Charity Nebbe dives into book's over 500 entries with its editors, Willa Cather scholar Janis Stout and Andrew Jewell of the Willa Cather Foundation.