Willa Cather and Modern Cultures

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6 Willa Cather and
Henry Blake Fuller
More Building Blocks for
The Professor’s House

RICHARD C. HARRIS

In his study of the making of The Professor’s House, David Harrell asserts that the influence of Mesa Verde “accounts for more of the novel’s final form and meaning” than any other material. He concedes, however, that there were clearly many influences on the novel and that The Professor’s House apparently derived, “more thoroughly than other works, from disparate origins whose separation in both time and place were no doubt a challenge to the creative power that finally brought them all together” (5). In the historical essay to the Scholarly Edition of The Professor’s House, James Woodress, drawing on Harrell, notes written sources as diverse as Gustav Nordenskiöld’s 1893 archaeological study The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde, Anatole France’s 1897 novel Le mannequin d’osier, and Cather’s 1902 short story “The Professor’s Commencement,” adding that because Cather “had a very retentive memory, the hundreds of books she read lay in the deep well of her consciousness, to use William James’s phrase, as a literary source to be drawn upon” (302). I would suggest that several of the works of Chicagoan Henry Blake Fuller were among the sources that Cather re

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