American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 332: Willa Cather: Sapphira and the Slave Girl

September 21, 2019

Willa Cather wrote SAPPHIRA AND THE SLAVE GIRL in 1940. This novel takes us back to pre-Civil War Virginia and looks at the sexual politics in a slave-owning household. Perhaps it is not her best novel, but it certainly gets the sexual tension in such households correct.