Should have destroyed her correspondence instead of leaving it for posterity.
I've read most of Willa Cather's novels, after refusing to read "My Antonia" in high school. Good stuff.
I’m told she burned boxes of private papers, so I really don’t understand what the deal is with the literary executors. Maybe they traced down the people she wrote to, and got the letters from them???? Claiming they had rights to them, because they were written by Cather? I don’t know.
I liked The Song of the Lark. I like the simple language, and the fact that (somehow) it can have srong emotions and at the same time be bracingly unsentimental. Takes a great writer to do that.