Death Comes for the Archbishop Scholarly HB

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Historical essay and notes by John J. Murphy - Textual editing by Charles W. Mignon with Frederick M. Link and Kari A. Ronning

The Willa Cather Scholarly Edition presents ground breaking research, establishing a new text that reflects Cather's long and deep involvement with her story. The historical essay traces the artistic and spiritual development that led to its writing. The broad-ranging explanatory notes illuminate the elements of French, Mexican, Hispanic, and Native American cultures that meet in the course of the narrative; they also explain the part played by the land and its people-their history, religion, art, and languages. The textual essay and apparatus reveal Cather's creative process and enable the reader to follow the complex history of the text.

Volume editor John J. Murphy is a professor of English at Brigham Young University and a member of the Willa Cather Foundation Board of Governors. Textual editor Charles Mignon is a professor of English at the University of Nebraska. Frederick M. Link is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Nebraska. Kari A. Ronning is assistant editor for the Willa Cather Scholarly Edition.

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