Death Comes for the Archbishop | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Margaret Doane

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of Death Comes for the Archbishop.
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Critical Essay by Margaret Doane

SOURCE: “Bishop Latour and Professor St. Peter: Cather's Esthetic Intellectuals,” in The Arizona Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 1, Spring, 1985, pp. 61-70.

In the following essay, Doane outlines ways in which Bishop Latour in Death Comes for the Archbishop is similar to Godfrey St. Peter in Cather's novel The Professor's House.

Willa Cather's The Professor's House and Death Comes for the Archbishop appear to have little in common: Godfrey St. Peter is oppressed by a family and society he perceives to be excessively materialistic, while Bishop Latour works to bring Catholicism to the Southwest. In form, too, the books appear to share little: Bishop Latour's “narrative”1 is a “loosely episodic”2 travelogue;3 St. Peter mentally escapes in an inset to...

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