Youth and the Bright Medusa
This collection contains the following stories:
- "Coming, Aphrodite!" a.k.a. "Coming, Eden Bower!"
- "The Diamond Mine"
- "A Gold Slipper"
- "Paul's Case"
- "A Wagner Matinee"
- "The Sculptor's Funeral"
- "A Death in the Desert"
The book was the first book Cather published with Alfred A. Knopf. She was unhappy with her publisher Houghton Mifflin and had been interested in Knopf since seeing their edition of Green Mansions by William Henry Hudson. Cather liked the looks of their books and how they supported their authors with well-designed advertisements.Cather was still under contract with Houghton Mifflin for her novels so Knopf offered to put out a selection of her short stories.
- "And Death Comes for Willa Cather, Famous Author". Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph. 25 April 1947 – via "North Side: Willa Cather", Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
- "Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather". Project Gutenberg.
- Claridge, Laura (2016). The lady with the Borzoi : Blanche Knopf, literary tastemaker extraordinaire (First ed.). New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. pp. 61–62. ISBN 9780374114251. OCLC 908176194.