“[An] imaginative, scholarly work . . . Goldberg’s extensive notes and bibliography testify to the breadth of his interdisciplinary approach, just as his text testifies to its depth. His imaginative use of fiction, criticism, nonfiction, and even photographs not only enriches his consideration of a ‘literary’ controversy but also shows how a scholar can draw upon a variety of sources without reducing any of them to mere background.” — Priscilla Leder , Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas
"[U]seful and enlightening. . . . Goldberg's project is an important contribution to the field of queer literary studies, to the body of Cather criticism, and to theories of narrative, gender, and sexuality." — Jennifer Worley , Journal of the History of Sexuality
"The paths Goldberg has followed to sketch out this web of connections lead to fresh and illuminating readings in this well-researched and highly engaging book."
— Heather K. Love , Great Plains Quarterly
“Willa Cather and Others is an elegant book, the most sophisticated treatment yet of gender and sexuality in Cather’s work. In writing about the elusive beauty of Cather’s work, Goldberg manages to capture its beauty without losing the sense of elusiveness it creates.” — Michael Warner, author of The Trouble With Normal
“Willa Cather and Others models queer criticism as a practice of patient intelligence and acuity. It elaborates beautifully ideas about the relation of the explicit to the inexplicit, of heterosexuality to the spaces, songs, glances, and objects of sexualities that go unnamed while resonating everywhere in Cather’s work.” — Lauren Berlant, author of The Queen of America Goes to Washington City
“In this elegantly written and passionate book, Jonathan Goldberg displays extraordinary attentiveness to the suggestive silences that open out beyond the surface of Cather's deceptively translucent prose. Refusing to use those silences to name too simply the very thing Cather herself insisted could not be named, Goldberg tracks the intricacies, twists, and crossings in the fabric of her writing to show how gender and sexuality almost always intersect in unpredictable and surprising ways. This is a moving, intelligent book.” — Jan Radway, author of A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle Class Desire