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Willa Cather at Home Monthly

From: Biography
Volume 4, Number 3, Summer 1981
pp. 227-248 | 10.1353/bio.2010.0814



Willa Cather's first full-fledged literary apprenticeship came as Managing Editor of a women's domestic magazine where her writing germinated within the strictly defined genres of nineteenth-century popular journalism. However, critical neglect of these early writings and a serious error of fact, perpetuated by generations of scholars, have obscured these important influences on her early development.