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Death Comes for the Archbishop

Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop is beautifully written.

The story, delivered in vignettes, covers decades in the life of a foreign bishop, Jean Marie Latour, sent to establish a newly formed diocese in New Mexico during the 19th century.

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  1. A word painting of the growth of the Southwest.
    /Jeanne West

    A word painting of the growth of the Southwest. Cather presents a political landscape without judgment. The harsh countryside and rugged lifestyle is a backdrop for missionary assignments. The characters manage, regardless of their background. A caring emerges. Willa Cather tasks the reader with deciding the full meaning of her word painting.