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A Novelist Interprets History

Institute for Learning in Retirement
A Novelist Interprets History

The format for this class represents a departure from the usual ILR 8-week lecture-discussion sessions. For 4 weeks we will discuss Willa Cather’s 1927 novel Death Comes for the Archbishop. This book affords the pleasure of reading Cather’s celebrated prose and also provides a glimpse into the post-Civil War development of the American Southwest. We will consider Cather’s artistry, how she fictionalized her historical sources, and how this 1920s novel addresses concerns of our time such as ethnic identity, cultural integrity, and the relationship between Native Americans and Euro-Americans. Copies of the novel are available in libraries, from book sellers, and online. Cost: $20 Limit: 25 participants Day & Time: Mondays, 3-5 PM Dates: January 14, 21, 28, February 4 Location: Thomas Hall 202

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Withdrawals made up to one week before classes begin will receive full refund. After that, 50% will be refunded.