Death Comes for the Archbishop | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Richard Giannone

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Death Comes for the Archbishop.
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Critical Essay by Richard Giannone

SOURCE: “The Southwest Eternal Echo: Music in Death Comes for the Archbishop,” in The Arizona Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1966, pp. 5-18.

In the following essay, Giannone examines the significance of music in Death Comes for the Archbishop.

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One can only concur with E. K. Brown's judgment that Death Comes for the Archbishop “is the most beautiful achievement of Willa Cather's imagination.”1 Here, theme strikes a perfect balance with technique. The Nebraska novels and the early short stories convincingly render the novelist's two worlds of pioneering and art and dramatically assert her positive faith in a triumphant human spirit. But in these works where Willa Cather seems very much at home with her materials, one does not find a comparable control and confidence in her treatment. She...

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