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Old 23-02-2016, 10:55 PM   #17
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First edition dust jacket..
Death Comes for the Archbishop is a 1927 novel by American author Willa Cather.. It concerns the attempts of a Catholic bishop and a priest to establish a diocese in New Mexico Territory..The narrative is based on two historical figures, Jean-Baptiste Lamy and Joseph Projectus Machebeuf and rather than any one singular plot, is the stylized re-telling of their lives serving as Roman Catholic clergy in New Mexico.. The narrative has frequent digressions, either in terms of stories related to the pair (including the story of the Our Lady of Guadeloupe and the murder of an oppressive Spanish priest at Acoma Pueblo) or through their recollections.. The narrator is in the Third-Person Omniscient style..and partially chronicles the construction of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.. The capture of the Southwest by the US in the Mexican–American War is the catalyst for the plot..

The X-Files..

In the prologue, Bishop Montferrand, a French bishop who works in the New World, is soliciting 3 cardinals at Rome to pick his candidate for the newly-created diocese of New Mexico..The action then switches to the primary character, Bishop Jean Marie Latour, who travels with his friend and vicar Joseph Vaillant from Sandusky, Ohio to New Mexico..The names given to the main proponents reflect their characters..Vaillant, valiant, is fearless in his promulgation of the faith, whereas Latour, the tower, is more intellectual and reserved than his comrade.. Vaillant, described as being ugly but purpose-filled, is given the nickname "Blanchet" ("Whitey") as well as "Trompe-la-morte" ("Darth-cheater") for his complexion and his numerous instances of bad health, respectively... While the narrative speaks of Vaillant positively, it also alludes to his willingness to acquire (he "forces the hand" of a landowner into giving himself and Latour two prize mules, Angelica and Contento, chastises the widow Dona Isabella Olivares for refusing to assert her rights under her husband's will and thereby blocking the church from its testamentary share, and goes on frank "begging trips" to acquire money) and near the end of the novel his questionable financial behaviour receives an investigation from Rome..Cather portrays the aboriginal people of the Pueblos, the Hopi and the Navajo sympathetically, including a discussion of the Long Walk of the Navajo... like a line I used in a bar once..What've you got?.Well if I'm correct I got the original defense departments UFO intelligence files..Are you familiar with the 10 Kommandments, Skully?..

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