Death Comes for the Archbishop Author:Willa Cather In the mid-nineteenth century FAther Latour, eventually to become archbishop of Santa Fe, went with his friend from seminary days, Father Vaillant, to win the Southwest for Catholicism. After nearly forty years of love and service, the archbishop died "of having lived." — This unaffected narrative of a human life is perhaps Willa Cather's masterp... more »iece. She recounts history so that we feel the events happened yesterday and might happen again today or tomorrow.
"From the riches of her imagination and sympathy Miss Cather has distilled a very rare piece of literature. It stands out, from the very resistance it opposes to classification." --New York Times« less