He Comes for Us All

Death Comes for the Archbishop
Willa Cather

catherHeuristics is a word much beloved by professors.  I get that they need some language to set themselves apart, I just wish they could agree on what it means. So let me stipulate right now that I am using the ‘mental shortcut’ definition. And let me be even more clear, that pretty much means I make liberal use of pigeon holes.

Willa Cather‘s pigeon hole is labeled literature of the Great Plains. I’m pretty sure she’s the only occupant and I’m pretty sure that somewhere a Cather scholar lies waiting to disabuse me of that narrow notion. Perhaps that day will come but for now we Continue reading

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