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Willa Cather in context

Guy Reynolds

Willa Cather in context

progress, race, empire

by Guy Reynolds

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Published by Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cather, Willa, -- 1873-1947 -- Political and social views.,
  • Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Imperialism in literature.,
  • Progress in literature.,
  • Race in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementGuy Reynolds.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3505.A87 Z813 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 198 p.
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17580520M
    ISBN 100333634519


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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Drawing on a range of material from archives in the USA and from a /5. Willa Cather My Antonia th Anniversary Edition: Complete and Unabridged version with introduction, context, biography and analysisMy Ántonia is a novel published in by American writer Willa Cather, considered one of her best works.

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At age 9 Cather moved with her family from Virginia to frontier Nebraska, where from age 10 she lived in the village of Red Cloud. There she grew up among the immigrants from. About The Song of the Lark. In this powerful portrait of the self-making of an artist, Willa Cather created one of her most extraordinary heroines.

Thea Kronborg, a minister’s daughter in a provincial Colorado town, seems destined from childhood for a place in the wider world. About this book Reynolds explores 'progressivism', 'primitivism' and 'Americanization' in such novels as My Antonia and O Pioneers. Willa Cather in Context develops interdisciplinary readings of this important Nebraskan novelist, placing her as a writer actively engaged with many of the key debates of early twentieth-century America, from Brand: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Guide to Citing the Willa Cather Archive. The following guide to citation is to assist scholars and students as they seek to credit resources from the Willa Cather Archive in their published essays and books, classroom projects, or other creative efforts.

The access dates in the following examples represent the dates the user accessed the Willa Cather Archive; it will be different for each user. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Willa Cather once famously observed, ""The end is nothing; the road is all."" Cather herself made the most of the road she traveled, wearing an indelible literary path studded with classic American novels from O Pioneers.

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Ántonia was supposedly based on Cather's own childhood friend with whom she kept up a long. Summary: The first-person introduction is written in the voice of a childhood friend of Jim Burden, who is the narrator for the remainder of the anonymous speaker in this introduction tells us that last summer, he unexpectedly met his friend on a train and that they spent the journey reminiscing about their childhood in Nebraska.

From the original review of My Antonia by Willa Cather in the Chicago Daily Tribune, November From the time Willa Cather first began to write there have been two notable qualities in her stories, truth and distinction. The strong impulse of her realism has proved itself to be the vital part of.

In this context, note the inscription by Virgil that Cather uses as a preface: "Optima dies prima fugit," meaning, "The best days flee first." The emphasis from the beginning is on loss, especially the brevity of beauty and childhood.

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