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Old 03-24-2013, 08:40 PM   #2055
astrangerhere
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"I wanted to walk straight on through the red grass and over the edge of the world, which could not be very far away. The light and air abot me told me that the world ended here: only the ground and sun and sky were left, and if one went a little farther there would only be sun and sky, and one would float off into them, like the tawny hawks which sailed over our heads making slow shadows on the grass."
— Willa Cather (My Ántonia)
Always glad to see someone else reading (or at least quoting) Cather. Timely, as her letters will be published next month (against her express wishes).

Here's an excerpt of the NYTimes story
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Ms. Stout and Mr. Jewell, in their preface, acknowledge that publication of the letters “flagrantly” violates Cather’s wishes, expressed in a will that partially expired in 2011 with the death of her nephew and second executor, Charles Cather. But publication, they argue, advances the deeper purpose of Cather’s restrictions: cementing her status as a major literary artist.
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