Who is Cather?

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    If [the writer] achieves anything noble, anything enduring, it must be by giving himself absolutely to his material. And this gift of sympathy is his great gift; is the fine thing in him that alone can make his work fine.
    —Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created. It is the inexplicable presence of the thing not named, of the overtone divined by the ear but not heard by it, the verbal mood, the emotional aura of the fact or the thing or the deed, that gives high quality to the novel or the drama, as well as to poetry itself.
    —Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
    —Willa Cather (1876–1947)