THE PROFESSOR [ANNOTATED]
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The Professor (Annotated)
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I had to push myself in the middle to connect with a renewed "interest" at the end, ending with great disappointment. I ordered it because I am retired and now officially an old man. I thought I would read about a man's inner thoughts and emotions and dialogs with himself over becoming introduced to the changes in body and spirit in aging. I was looking for some insights and just identifying with someone else - her character as they faced changes in life that one not always wants to accept.
But her manner of writing I enjoyed. She is very detailed. You'll get a glimpse of the color of the lamp shade behind the desk. Things like that; and her detailed descriptions of people's faces and human shape. She was truly a gifted writer. I'll try her book on the Pioneer days in the Midwest, and maybe feel more satisfaction.
People get real or less so as they age. Sensitive and engaging portrayal of an intelligent man's mid-life transition that takes him from emotional to spiritual renewal. A charming and funny tale on the surface, it's really a profound novel. Fine writing by Cather in a story with meanings on many levels not often explored.
I love just about every novel Willa Cather ever wrote, including this one about a professor at the end of his career. One person found this helpful. I wanted to read something I hadn't read before and didn't already know as a fan of Willa Cather's writing.
Call it the intellectual stretch. The Professor's House is a short book with only three chapters. Now that I read the book I recognize it as three pieces written separate and apart from one another.
The second chapter, "Tom Outland's Story," stood alone for many years as an unfinished work. Today it would stand alone as a captivating short story about the Southwest during the frontier days. Thirty six pages long, this voice is Willa Cather at her storytelling best. It's the story of two young men and their archeological discovery on a mesa. It's a masterpiece of description for a time and a place; the reader is dropped into the middle of the frontier prairie landscape and its human scenery.
The first and third chapters are wraparounds. Seventy pages of narration about the professor and his family and circumstances related to Tom Outland's premature death build up to the revelation in Chapter Two.
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The third chapter is only thirteen pages long and yet it's where all the plot lines pull together. The narrative premise pulling these three pieces, written at different times, is that a professor doesn't like the direction his life has taken. Due to circumstances, Professor Godfrey St. His wife, Lillian, also receives a small inheritance check every month from her family and has sustained all appearances of class for his insignificant income as a college professor.
The professor and his wife Lillian have two daughters; and now two son-in-laws. His own position with regards to his own family as he faces his 50s is at stake. His wife moves into their new house, but he decides to keep his old study in the rackety-trap attic in the old house. He's stuck because of what transpired with Tom Outland. There is mention of a patent and his invention as a student there in the college; the professor and his family had taken Tom in as an unschooled youth and he proved a scientific genius.
The exact financials are kept rather discretely; implications are that it makes the professor quite uncomfortable. The professor won't accompany his family on their trip to Europe for the summer. He spends it in the old house in his study doing as he pleases for the first time since his youth. Seeing Lillian fall in fondness with their sons-in-law, he recognizes he has long ago fallen out of love with his wife. We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now. It was originally written before Jane Eyre and rejected by many publishing houses, but was eventually published posthumously in by approval of Arthur Bell Nicholls, who accepted the task of reviewing and editing of the novel.
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