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Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) [Novel]
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Death Comes for the Archbishop sprang from Willa Cather's love for the land and cultures of the American Southwest. Published in 1927 to both praise and perplexity, it has since claimed for itself a major place in twentieth-century literature. The narrative follows Bishop Jean Latour and Father Joseph Vaillant, friends since their childhood in France, as they organize the new Roman Catholic diocese of Santa Fe subsequent to the Mexican War. While seeking to revive the church and build a cathedral in the desert, the clerics, like their historical prototypes, Bishop Jean Laury and Father Joseph Machebeuf, face religious corruption, natural adversity, and the loneliness of living in a strange and unforgiving land. The historical essay traces the artistic and spiritual development that led to its writing. The broad-ranging explanatory notes illuminate the elements of French, Mexican, Hispanic, and Native American cultures that meet in the course of the narrative, they also explain the part played by the land and its people—their history, religion, art, and languages.

Original title: Death Comes for the Archbishop
Original languages: Korean

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Genre: FictionWestern
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)
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Language: English

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Death Comes for the Archbishop (June 16, 1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780679728894
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.4 x 0.4
Pages: 304

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