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by Willa Cather
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394711793, Paperback)
The jacket of the first edition of Obscure Destinies announced “Three New Stories of the West,” heralding Willa Cather’s return to what many thought of as “her” territory—the Great Plains. These three stories, “Neighbour Rosicky,” “Old Mrs. Harris,” and “Two Friends,” reflected her return to the well of memory that had inspired the books that made her reputation.
The Willa Cather Scholarly Edition presents for the first time the three stories in their historical and biographical context, with an interpretive historical essay and detailed explanatory notes. The textual essay and apparatus establish the definitive text and trace Cather’s changes through newly discovered prepublication versions.
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This collection of three exquisite novellas is reminiscent of Ms. Cather.s My Antonia, and O Pioneers! . rich, soulful stories that portray the vastness of nature and honor the settlers of the American plains. .Neighbour Rosicky. is like a pendant to My Antonia in which Anton Rosicky, a bohemian exile who has experienced London and New York, lives out his life on a prairie farm. Either of the .Two Friends. could have stepped out of the pages of A Lost Lady. They are American businessmen of the Old West, the age of railroad-building, and larger-than-life outlooks. .Old Mrs. Harris. stands alone. Tragic meanings underlie its lighthearted mood. The scene is a Colorado town in the brilliant sand-hill country, and the story is about the struggle of three women living under one roof.