Urgo's Essay Published in Willa Cather: New Facts, New Glimpses, Revisions
May 8, 2008
Dean of Faculty Joseph Urgo's essay, "Gorham Munson Falls Out with Cather: A Letter" was published in Willa Cather: New Facts, New Glimpses, Revisions, eds. John J. Murphy and Merrill Maguire Skaggs (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Press). The essay is based on a letter discovered by Urgo in a Drew University archive. Through a close reading of the 1934 letter from Cather to critic Gorham Munson, probably never mailed, Urgo reconstructs a previously undocumented aspect of Cather's relationship with her contemporaries.