A Reader's Companion to the Fiction of Willa Cather

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ICE-CREAM PARLOUR. The ice-cream parlor of My Antonia and "Old Mrs. Harris" is modeled after a similar shop in Red Cloud, Nebraska. In 1879, August Lauterbach opened the City Bakery and Restaurant on the east side of Webster Street (see MAIN STREET) near 3rd Avenue. He also had an attached ice-cream parlor. In 1886 he sold out to Park Watson and Charlie Titus and in 1887 became a banker in Colby, Kansas. N: MA II, 8; 12; S: OM2

ICEMAN. The iceman mentioned in A Lost Lady, My Antonia, and "The Best Years" has not been identified as having a specific nonfictional counterpart in Red Cloud, Nebraska. He might, however, have been suggested by a local ice dealer named J.A. McArthur. N: LoL I, 6; N: MA II, 8, 10; S: Bes3

"ICH WEISS NICHT, WAS SOLL ES BEDEUTEN." See HEINE--"Lorelei, Die"

"I DREAMT THAT I DWELT IN MARBLE HALLS." See BOHEMIAN GIRL, THE

IF IT HAD BEEN HIS BROTHER. See PRINCE OF WALES (Frederick Louis)

"IF THINE EYE OFFEND THEE PLUCK IT OUT." In "Eric Hermannson's Soul" the Free Gospellers, zealously intent on converting Eric Hermannson, quote biblical verses, including Matthew 5:29; 18:9; and Mark 9:47. S: Er2

"IF WITH ALL YOUR HEART YOU TRULY SEEK HIM." See MENDELSSOHN--Elijah

"IF YOU ARE SIEGMUND, I AM SIEGLINDE." See WAGNER, RICHARD--Ring--Walküre

I KNOW A WALL WHERE RED ROSES GROW. A fictional song by Valentine Ramsay which eulogizes the end of a treasured era in "Uncle Valentine."S: Un Prologue, 13

"I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH." See HANDEL--"Messiah, The"

ÎLE DE BACCHUS. See ORLÉANS, ÎLE D'

ÎLE D'ORLÉANS. See ORLÉANS, ÎLE D'

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