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Sunday, 11 December 2011

WRITERS ON WRITING #2: Willa Cather


The qualities of a second-rate writer can easily be defined, but a first-rate writer can only be experienced.  It is just the thing in him which escapes analysis that makes him first-rate.  One can catalogue all the qualities that he shares with other writers, but the thing that is his very own, his timbre, this cannot be defined or explained any more than the quality of a beautiful speaking voice can. 

Katherine Mansfield (1925)


Click HERE to visit the WILLA CATHER page at the PBS Television 'American Masters' website.

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WILLA CATHER A Lost Lady (1923) 
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