A Reader's Companion to the Fiction of Willa Cather

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MAC. One of the childhood friends of Douglass Burnham and Margie Van Dyck, Mac became a government clerk in Washington, D.C. ( "The Treasure of Far Island"). His character is based on Louis P. Kenney, the son of A.J. Kenney, the founder of the Webster County Argus (see HILLPORT ARGUS) in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Louis was born on December 3, 1868, and died on May 20, 1926. He was the principal compositor on the Argus when, in 1889, he moved to Belleville, Kansas, and began work at the Government Printing Office on July 27, 1894, as compositor. He held various positions with the office until his disability retirement on November 12, 1925. Even though he worked in Kansas, Kenney maintained a residence in Red Cloud and returned there frequently. S: Tr2

MAC. See MACCONNELL, HUGH

MACALPIN. The prototype of MacAlpin, Nebraska, the setting for "The Best Years," is Willa Cather's adopted home town of Red Cloud, Nebraska (q.v.). S: Bes 1-3, 6-7

MACALPIN MESSENGER. The home town newspaper to which Evangeline Knightly subscribes in "The Best Years" even after she leaves the town. Similarly, Willa Cather still subscribed to the Red Cloud, Nebraska, Commercial Advertiser the year before her death. It is noted in "The Best Years" that the newspaper's editors frequently misspelled James Ferguesson's name. See MOONSTONE GLEAM. S: Bes3, 7

MACAULAY, LORD. Thomas Babington Macaulay, first baron Macaulay, the English writer and statesman, born October 25 at Rothley Temple in 1800 and died December 28, 1859. S: Profe

--"Horatius at the Bridge." In "The Professor's Commencement," the poem Emerson Graves recites at the beginning and end of his career--making the same error each time--is "Horatius," one of Macaulay's Lays of Ancient Rome. The first two lines read:

Lars Porsena of Clusium
By the Nine Gods he swore.

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Table of contents

  • 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
  • W 803
  • X 839
  • Y 840
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  • About the Author and Editors 848
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