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By Willa Cather

ISBN-10: 0822072653

ISBN-13: 9780822072652

Loss of life Comes for the Archbishop is a 1927 novel by means of American writer Willa Cather. It matters the makes an attempt of a Catholic bishop and a clergyman to set up a diocese in New Mexico Territory.
The novel relies at the lifetime of Jean-Baptiste Lamy (1814-1888), and partly chronicles the development of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. The catch of the Southwest via the us within the Mexican–American warfare is the catalyst for the plot.

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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. The great red earth walls of the mission, red as brick-dust, yawned gloomily before him. . " The mood here depresses. Red predominates. The sun merely sheds a copper glow and there will be starlight.

Seemed to be . . dead. . High up in the forks . . would burst a faint bouquet of delicate green leaves. . " Even here the implication is of cold. There is green rock all around the yellow rock from which the cathedral will be built. Violet and shades of purple symbolize the priesthood. Father Latour has a hillside covered with purple verbena: "It was like a great violet velvet mantle thrown down in the sun . . " The priests write with violet ink. When Father Latour goes to a party at Dona Isabella's, he wears his violet vest.

Eusabio wears coral left in the Navajo country by Coronado. The stone for the Bishop's cathedral is like that of the old Papal Palace at Avignon. The people of Santa Fé still hold a yearly procession in honor of the Virgin, a custom vowed by De Vargas when he recaptured the city for Spain in the seventeenth century. Death Comes for the Archbishop is told from various viewpoints. At the beginning, the viewpoint is omniscient, then it changes to Father Latour's viewpoint. At times, the reader sees through Father Joseph's mind and through the eyes of other characters.

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