By Willa Cather
Loss of life Comes for the Archbishop is a 1927 novel through American writer Willa Cather. It issues the makes an attempt of a Catholic bishop and a clergyman to set up a diocese in New Mexico Territory.
The novel is predicated at the lifetime of Jean-Baptiste Lamy (1814-1888), and in part chronicles the development of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. The seize of the Southwest by way of the us within the Mexican–American conflict is the catalyst for the plot.
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When Father Latour goes to a party at Dona Isabella's, he wears his violet vest. But on the road to Mora, "purplish lead-coloured clouds let down curtains of mist into the valleys. . " The color blue compliments the gold: "[T]here was so much sky, more than at sea, more than anywhere else in the world . . " Father Latour wants to die in New Mexico because "something . . " Black accents the other colors and often indicates trouble or sorrow. Father Joseph falls ill with black measles. A wind from the past blows out of a black cloud.
Willa Cather, A Memoir. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (Bison Book), 1964. _____. Fire Under the Andes. New York, 1927. 261-82. Van Doren, Carl. The American Novel. New York, 1940. 281-93. West, Rebecca. The Strange Necessity. New York, 1931. 215-28.
As has been pointed out, the predominating color of this book is golden, with variations, to yellow, copper, and bronze. In the historic account of Father Joseph getting the pair of mules, the animals were bay color. But Cather makes a point of their being cream colored, ivory to fawn color, the color of pearls. This fact indicates that Cather had in mind an artistic use of color. Examples of her use of color are: "The sun was sinking, a red ball which threw a copper glow over the pine-covered ridge of mountains and edged that inky, ominous cloud with molten silver.
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather