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4.0 out of 5 stars strong first novel by Cather, September 15, 2009
This review is from: Alexander's Bridge (Hardcover)
Alexanders Bridge is the first novel by Willa Cather and it is surprisingly strong for a first novel. The bridge metaphor obviousily plays a major role in the novel and is used for good effect and the dynamics of Alexanders relationships between his wife and with his first love who on reuniting becomes his mistress. His turmoil is well described and his final decision no surprise. At times the symbolism is too much and Cather uses it to dominate the story instead of supplementing it .This is still quite good and shows her genius which became more apparent in later works
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