Congratulations! These Concordances are VERY useful in many ways! Bravo! Cristina
Prof. Cristina Giorcelli
Full Professor of American Literature
University of Rome Three
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Inviato: venerd́ 11 luglio 2014 19:12
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Oggetto: Re: [5BANKSTREET] Cather/Trees
For what it's worth, my Cather/Trees Concordance Blog, packed with human error, is finished. I thought I'd share some observations from it. In her novels, Cather refers to over 50 species of trees with the cottonwood (no surprise there) mentioned most. The novel with the most tree references is Death Comes for the Archbishop. The one with the least, My Mortal Enemy. Below is a list of the novels with the number of tree references and the tree referenced most in each novel.
This has been an enjoyable labor of love for me, and my hope is that some out there in their Cather studies may find it and make use of it.
If any of you see how this study can take another step of some sort, I'd most certainly leap at the chance to be involved.
Thanks for the support along the way.
PS: I plan to work on organizing it better, i.e. through alphabetization of pages, sections by novels, trees, etc.
DC: 22, juniper
OO: 21, cottonwood
MA: 19: cottonwood
PH: 16, pine
SSG: 16, cedar, cherry, locust, maple
SR: 14, pine
SL: 14, cottonwood
OP: 12, mulberry
LG: 7, apple, cottonwood
LL: 6, poplar
AB: 6, (all trees referenced only 1 time)
MME: 4, apple, cedar
Jim Cody, D.Litt.
Brookdale Community College
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Lincroft, NJ 07738
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