Cather’s letters offer personal view of private author

Willa Cather

Should an author’s letters be published despite their wishes?

For years, everyday readers of Willa Cather’s award-winning novels knew more about the characters in her books than they did about the author.

Since her death in 1947, Cather’s personal letters have been banned from publication, according to very specific instructions in her will.

But next month, for the first time, more than 550 of Cather’s letters are being revealed to the public in a new book, “The Selected Letters of Willa Cather,” co-edited by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Associate Professor Andrew Jewell and Texas A&M Professor Emeritus Janis Stout.

Read the full article in the Lincoln Journal-Star.

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