A Reader's Companion to the Fiction of Willa Cather

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D'AGOULT, COUNTESS. See AGOULT, CONTESS D'

DAISIES.Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, or field daisy mentioned in Shadows on the Rock and "Before Breakfast."N: ShR IV, 3; P:En; S:Bef

DALY'S (FAMOUS NEW YORK COMPANY). The theatrical company that John Augustin Daly established at the Fifth Avenue Theater, New York City, in 1869. The company included Fanny Davenport, Ann Hartley Gilbert, James Lewis, and Clara Morris (q.v.), the prototype of the actress whom Jim Burden and Lena Lingard see in Camille (q.v.) in My Ántonia. Morris was famous for her portrayal of Camille. See also ACTRESS. N: MA III, 3

DALZELL, CYRUS. The president of the Colorado and Utah Railroad in A Lost Lady, and a prominent friend of the Forresters. He returns to Sweet Water to see Captain Forrester after his stroke and asks the Forresters to come to Colorado Springs for the summer. N: LoL I, 1, 6, 8; II, 2-3, 6-8

DALZELL, KITTY. The wife of Cyrus Dalzell ( A Lost Lady). N: LoL I, 8; II, 3, 7

DAMNATION OF FAUST. See BERLIOZ

DAMROSCH. Leopold Damrosch, the German conductor, born at Posen in 1832 and died at New York City in 1885. As Willa Cather mentions in "Uncle Valentine," Damrosch helped establish German opera in New York, producing some of Wagner's (q.v.) works with German singers at the Metropolitan (q.v.). S: Un8

DAN. The superintendent of the Moorlock Bridge in Alexander's Bridge, he is on the bridge with Bartley Alexander when it collapses. N: AB10

DAN. A hired man on the Wheeler farm in One of Ours. During corn season he explains to Claude Wheeler that he sees no reason why he should work as hard as Claude does because the farm is not his. N: OnO I, 1, 3, 7, 12, 14-15, 17-18; II, 9, 12; III, 8, 10-11, 13

"DANCES OF THE NATIONS, THE." In a benefit performance called "The Dances of the Nations," Roma Wanning is to lead the Spanish dances and her sister Florence is to oversee the Grecian dances ( "Her Boss"). No international dance event has been identified as a prototype. S: He1

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Notes xix
  • "Handbook of Willa Cather" by John March: Preface and Key to Symbols for Primary Sources xxi
  • A 1
  • B 41
  • C 115
  • D 195
  • E 228
  • F 254
  • G 292
  • H 330
  • I 372
  • J 383
  • K 400
  • L 412
  • M 448
  • N 517
  • O 540
  • P 561
  • Q 606
  • R 610
  • S 648
  • T 745
  • U 782
  • V 788
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  • About the Author and Editors 848
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