Alexander's bridge

Willa Cather ; introduction by Bernice Slote

"A bridge builder, teetering between youth and maturity, between a mistress in London and a wife in Boston, loses his balance when his greatest structure collapses."--New York Times Book Review When Alexander's Bridge appeared in 1912, it was described as "the story of a great engineer who has reached the crisis in his life when success and responsibility have begun to fret and weary a restless, energetic nature inherently impatient of restraint. Alexander tries to shake himself free, to go back to the time when life was at its highest, most adventurous pitch. The story is a love story; for it is in his relations with two women, Winifred, his wife, and Hilda, a young Irish actress, that Alexander learns to know himself...It is a story of brilliant and unusual power. "--McClure's Magazine. In the light of Willa Cather's later novels, Alexander's Bridge has long been regarded as uncharacteristic. In her introduction, however, Bernice Slote points out the themes, techniques, and details of Alexander's Bridge that tie this book to Cather's earlier and later work: Cather in fact was deeply engaged with her characteristic style and subject matter here. Slote considers the circumstances under which Cather wrote the novel and the events, people, and places from which she derived her materials. She pays particular attention to Cather's use of myth and images and to the striking correspondences between Alexander's Bridge and The Professor's House.

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書名 Alexander's bridge
著作者等 Cather, Willa
Slote Bernice
出版元 University of Nebraska Press, 1977
刊行年月 1977.06.01
ページ数 xxviii,138 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 0803258631
NCID BA11634592
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国