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Youth and the Bright Medusa (1920)

by Willa Cather

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The stories in this collection are mostly set in NYC and Boston, and they're all about artists - writers, musicians, sculptors - and their relationship to society. There are stories about glitter, about inspiration, and about expectations. They are all beautifully written. ( )
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Stories in this volume:

COMING, APHRODITE!;

THE DIAMOND MINE;

A GOLD SLIPPER;

SCANDAL;

PAUL'S CASE;

A WAGNER MATINEE;

THE SCULPTOR'S FUNERAL;

"A DEATH IN THE DESERT"
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394716841, Paperback)

Don Hedger had lived for four years on the top floor of an old house on the south side of Washington Square, and nobody had ever disturbed him. He occupied one big room with no outside exposure except on the north, where he had built in a many-paned studio window that looked upon a court and upon the roofs and walls of other buildings.

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This collection of eight short stories about the struggles and triumphs of artists was published in 1920. Four of the stories originally appeared in Cather's first collection, The Troll Garden (1905), including her best known short story, Paul's Case. Other stories include Flavia and Her Artists, The Diamond Mine, A Gold Slipper, and Scandal.… (more)

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