Book Post presents: Chris Benfey and Ben Taylor on My Antonia


Our friends at Book Post most enthusiastically invite you, on the occasion of concluding our winter reading of Willa Cather’s My Àntonia with critic and literary historian Chris Benfey, to a virtual conversation with Chris along with Benjamin Taylor, author of a recent (short!) biography of Willa Cather, Chasing Bright Medusas.

All are welcome! If you were participating with our reading group in the comments you are most especially importuned to come, but you are very much encouraged also if you are just now picking up this thread. It will be a good introduction to a book by which we were all bewitched, with much to say to us in 2024. We will try not to tell inside jokes.

Sunday, March 10, at 1 pm (CST). Register for this free, virtual event here.

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My Antonia: Introduction by Jane Smiley (Vintage Classics) By Willa Cather Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562863
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2018

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Chasing Bright Medusas: A Life of Willa Cather By Benjamin Taylor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593298824
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - November 14th, 2023

Chasing Bright Medusas should appeal to anyone — novice or expert — ready to explore Cather’s life and work in the company of a critic so alert to the shimmering subtlety of her style and the hard years of effort that went into crystallizing it.” —The Washington Post

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