O Pioneers! | Critical Essay by Sister Peter Damian Charles, O.P.

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of O Pioneers!.
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Critical Essay by Sister Peter Damian Charles, O.P.

SOURCE: Charles, Sister Peter Damian, O.P. “Love and Death in Willa Cather's O Pioneers! CLA Journal 9, no. 9 (December 1965): 140-50.

In the following essay, Charles explores the conflict between love and death in O Pioneers!

Like any other significant novel, Willa Cather's O Pioneers! has elicited a variety of critical responses. E. K. Brown rejoices in its “happy looseness” of structure and “easy strength” of style characteristic of Willa Cather at her best.1 David Daiches, though he finds the novel “episodic and unevenly patterned,” grants it “moments of force and beauty and a general air of power and assurance.”2 To John Randall in his “search for values,” the work suggests...

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