April Twilights and Other Poems

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 - Poetry - 232 pages
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Before Willa Cather went on to write the novels that would make her famous, she was known as a poet, the most popular of her poems reprinted many times in national magazines and anthologies. Her first book of poetry, April Twilights, was published in 1903, but Cather significantly revised and expanded it in a 1923 edition entitled April Twilights and Other Poems. This Everyman's Library edition reproduces for the first time all the poems from both versions of April Twilights, along with a number of uncollected and previously unpublished poems by Cather, as well as an illuminating selection of her newly released letters.

In such lyrical poems as “The Hawthorn Tree,” “Winter at Delphi,” “Prairie Spring,” “Poor Marty,” and “Going Home,” Cather exhibits both a finely tuned sensitivity to the beauties of the physical world and a richly symbolic use of the landscapes of myth. The themes that were to animate her later masterpieces found their first expression in these haunting, elegiac ballads and sonnets.
 

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A nice collection of poems that was Cather’s first published work. She had some poems dealing with Greek mythology (I think) and others with a European setting, but I found the ‘American’ poems to be ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
11
APRIL TIVILIGHTS 1903
13
A freshman theme
25
MyLittle
32
TheErrandHeine
39
Aftermath orzginal version
46
The Lonely Sleep
53
Grandmither Think Not I Forget
60
Aftermath
98
UNCOLLECTEI VERSE 19071915
113
ALikeness 1241
126
Street in Packingtown
136
Going Home
149
emembering Is Like a Crimson Rose
163
To Anne Paul Nevin February 23 1901
181
Proveneal Legend
223

Mills of Montmartre
66
Fides Spes
72
Drairie Dawn
229
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WILLA CATHER, author of twelve novels, including O Pioneers!, My ntonia, and Death Comes for the Archbishop, was born in Virginia in 1873 but grew up in Nebraska, where many of her novels are set. She died in 1947 in New York City.

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