NPR : Public Can Glimpse Cather’s Private Letters

Somebody writes NPR : Public Gets a Glimpse at Cather’s Private Letters: Cather scholars will have to make that journey to Nebraska if they want to read some 400 of Cather’s letters her family recently made available to the public.

Cather did not want her personal correspondence read. In fact, her will forbids any surviving letters to be reproduced or quoted. But Andy Jewell, a professor at the University of Nebraska, is cataloguing and summarizing each new letter for his Web site, the Willa Cather Archive.

Jewell talks with Debbie Elliott about what the letters reveal and why Cather was so protective of them.”