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Willa Cather and Six Writers from the Great War James J. Kirschke

Willa Cather and Six Writers from the Great War

James J. Kirschke

Published April 15th 1991
ISBN : 9780819179173
Hardcover
102 pages
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In Willa Cather and Six Writers from the Great War, James Kirschke traces Willa Cathers inspiration for the character, Tom Outland, in her 1925 novel, The Professors House. Outland is a brilliant young man from the Southwest who dies as a soldierMoreIn Willa Cather and Six Writers from the Great War, James Kirschke traces Willa Cathers inspiration for the character, Tom Outland, in her 1925 novel, The Professors House. Outland is a brilliant young man from the Southwest who dies as a soldier in the Great War. Most authorities on Willa Cathers work presume that inspiration for Outland arose from a trip Cather made to Southern Colorado in the summer of 1915. James Kirschke shows that some of the young poets of World War I may be a part of that inspiration. This book is therefore also an introduction to six young Tom Outlands who died during WWI: Charles Sorley, Arthur Graeme West, Edwin Vaughan, Edward Wyndham Tennant, Alan Seeger, and Victor Chapman. The book also includes studies on the diary as an art form, of her trip to Mesa Verde in Colorado, and her connection to Victor Chapmans Letters from France and Alan Seegers family. Co-published with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.