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Willa Cather (1873–1947)

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Willa Siebert Cather was born in 1873 in the home of her maternal grandmother in western Virginia. Although she had been named Willela, her family always called her "Willa." Upon graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1895, Cather moved to Pittsburgh where she worked as a journalist and vis mere teacher while beginning her writing career. In 1906, Cather moved to New York to become a leading magazine editor at McClure's Magazine before turning to writing full-time. She continued her education, receiving her doctorate of letters from the University of Nebraska in 1917, and honorary degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of California, Columbia, Yale, and Princeton. Cather wrote poetry, short stories, essays, and novels, winning awards including the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, One of Ours, about a Nebraska farm boy during World War I. She also wrote The Professor's House, My Antonia, Death Comes for the Archbishop, and Lucy Gayheart. Some of Cather's novels were made into movies, the most well-known being A Lost Lady, starring Barbara Stanwyck. In 1961, Willa Cather was the first woman ever voted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame. She was also inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners in Oklahoma in 1974, and the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca, New York in 1988. Cather died on April 24, 1947, of a cerebral hemorrhage, in her Madison Avenue, New York home, where she had lived for many years. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Willa Cather

My Ántonia (1918) 13,694 eksemplarer
O Pioneers! (1913) 6,394 eksemplarer
Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) 6,005 eksemplarer
The Song of the Lark (1915) 2,010 eksemplarer
The Professor's House (1925) 1,945 eksemplarer
A Lost Lady (1923) 1,633 eksemplarer
One of Ours (1922) 1,241 eksemplarer
Shadows on the Rock (1931) 876 eksemplarer
Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940) 686 eksemplarer
My Mortal Enemy (1926) 604 eksemplarer
Lucy Gayheart (1935) 565 eksemplarer
Alexander's Bridge (1912) 463 eksemplarer
Stories, Poems, and Other Writings (1992) 351 eksemplarer
Collected Stories (1992) 307 eksemplarer
The Troll Garden (1905) 256 eksemplarer
Obscure Destinies (1932) 211 eksemplarer
Youth and the Bright Medusa (1920) 175 eksemplarer
Five Stories (1956) 163 eksemplarer
Great Short Works of Willa Cather (1989) 139 eksemplarer
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather (2013) 123 eksemplarer
The Old Beauty and Others (1948) 121 eksemplarer
Paul's Case and Other Stories (1906) 99 eksemplarer
Not Under Forty (1936) 94 eksemplarer
April Twilights and Other Poems (2013) 76 eksemplarer
Paul's Case {story} (1986) 63 eksemplarer
Willa Cather: 24 Stories (1988) 56 eksemplarer
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Uncle Valentine and Other Stories (1973) 45 eksemplarer
My Ántonia / O Pioneers! (1995) 43 eksemplarer
Early Stories of Willa Cather (1957) 33 eksemplarer
Neighbor Rosicky (1986) 28 eksemplarer
The Short Stories of Willa Cather (1989) 26 eksemplarer
The Willa Cather Reader (1997) 25 eksemplarer
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O Pioneers! [1992 TV movie] (1992) — Forfatter — 16 eksemplarer
American Pioneer Writers (1991) 15 eksemplarer
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A Wagner Matinée [short story] (1986) 13 eksemplarer
Coming, Aphrodite! (2008) 9 eksemplarer
Los libros de cuentos (2006) 8 eksemplarer
The Sculptor's Funeral (2005) 7 eksemplarer
Vintage Cather (2004) 7 eksemplarer
The Autobiography of S.S. McClure (1997) 6 eksemplarer
A Gold Slipper (2010) 5 eksemplarer
The Bohemian Girl (2008) 4 eksemplarer
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Willa Cather: 47 Works (2014) 2 eksemplarer
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Welcome to USA (2012) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
My Ántonia: A Play (2013) 1 eksemplar
Consequences 1 eksemplar
Early Short Stories (2004) 1 eksemplar
Flavia and Her Artists (2013) 1 eksemplar
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Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (2004) — Bidragyder — 594 eksemplarer
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Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Bidragyder — 282 eksemplarer
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Bidragyder — 269 eksemplarer
Women on Women: An Anthology of American Lesbian Short Fiction (1990) — Bidragyder — 251 eksemplarer
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It (1918) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Bidragyder — 192 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Bidragyder — 189 eksemplarer
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Sixteen Short Novels (1985) — Bidragyder — 177 eksemplarer
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An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Bidragyder — 140 eksemplarer
The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (1988) — Bidragyder — 135 eksemplarer
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American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
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The Screaming Skull and Other Great American Ghost Stories (1994) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
The Gender of Modernism: A Critical Anthology (1990) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
More Stories to Remember, Volumes I & II (1958) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Infinite Riches (1993) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
May Your Days Be Merry and Bright: Christmas Stories by Women (1988) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
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Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
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Westward the Women: An Anthology of Western Stories by Women (1984) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
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Bodies of the Dead and Other Great American Ghost Stories (1995) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
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Studies in Fiction (1965) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
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Teen-Age Treasury for Girls (1958) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
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Juvenile Delinquency in Literature (1980) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Whole Pieces (1990) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Golden Book Magazine - February 1934 (Volume XIX, No. 110) (1934) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Trumps: A Collection of Short Stories — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
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Juridisk navn
Cather, Wilella
Fødselsdato
1873-12-07
Dødsdag
1947-04-24
Begravelsessted
Old Burying Yard, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Back Creek Valley, Virginia, USA
Dødssted
New York, New York, USA
Dødsårsag
cerebral hemorrhage
Bopæl
Winchester, Virginia, USA
Willow Shade, Virginia, USA
Back Creek Valley, Virginia, USA
Red Cloud, Nebraska, USA
Catherton, Nebraska, USA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (vis alle 9)
New York, New York, USA
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada
Uddannelse
University of Nebraska (1895)
Erhverv
novelist
short-story writer
poet
essayist
drama critic
editor (vis alle 8)
teacher
reporter
Organisationer
National Institute of Arts and Letters
Pittsburgh Daily Leader
Allegheny High School, Pittsburgh
McClure's Magazine (managing editor)
Bread Loaf School of English
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Gold Medal, National Institute of Arts and Letters (1944)
Nebraska Hall of Fame (1962)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1943)
Prix Fémina Américain (1933)
New York Writers Hall of Fame (2011)
Kort biografi
Wilella "Willa" Cather was born on her maternal grandmother's farm in Back Creek Valley, near Winchester, Virginia. In 1883, when she was nine years old, the family moved to the Nebraska frontier, eventually settling in Red Cloud. She graduated in 1895 from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. A year later, she moved to Pittsburgh to work as a magazine editor and theater critic. From 1901 to 1906, she taught high school English. During this time, she published April Twilights (1903), a book of poems, and The Troll Garden (1905), a collection of short stories. At age 33, she moved to New York City.

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Here Cather's later novels written between 1925 & 1940. These 6 novels came out of the shadow of Henry James' dominance of the time & established Willa Cather as a novelist in her own right. Of the 6 novels, her topics explored the religious aspects of her characters except for the last novel "Sapphira & the Slave Girl," which was set just before the Civil War in which her female character was unable to escape the debilitating impact of slavery on a plantation as the wife of a plantation owner. Cather was actually a rare author who managed to escape H. James' shadow & produced excellent novels. Readers will enjoy her later works.… (mere)
 
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walterhistory | 3 andre anmeldelser | May 21, 2024 |
read this as a shared read in TIOLI, "family". I have had this on my phone it was a free audiofile Sync program. This one explores the experience of American Chinese, adopted Chinese, and Chinese illegal immigrant. Very interesting to look at these different perspectives. I fault this book for sexual detail and not sure that I would recommend this as a young adult book. I gave it 3 stars. Besides a book about family/siblings, it is also a mystery.
 
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Kristelh | 286 andre anmeldelser | May 13, 2024 |
I applaud the ethereal quality of the prose and Cather's talent in beautifying a seemingly vapid scene on the prairie, shrouded in a rustic mistiness which is tailored to a wistful resonance of an age long gone by, but what ruined it all was the ever-platonic and flabby narrator, stifling me with his misguided zeal. I would not have opted for Jim's schmaltzy narration, which felt unsuitable and degrading at times, and particularly presumptuous to Ántonia's character, walking around goggle-eyed as a second-hand observer with no intentions of actually living his own life. I think Antonia might have sufficed for a spirited puppy instead of a loitering loafer.… (mere)
 
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TheBooksofWrath | 286 andre anmeldelser | Apr 18, 2024 |
This deceptively simple tale contains depths of heart, empathy, and grace. The story is told by Jim Burden, a young boy being raised by his grandmother and grandfather on a remote Nebraska farm in the 1880s, but he shares protagonist duties with Antonia (pronounced an-toe-nee-ah), the daughter of an immigrant family struggling, like so many others immigrant at that time, to realize the American Dream.

Jim and Antonia are thrown together by proximity, but end up forging a friendship that is sweetly innocent and that endures over decades. The key is the depth of respect they have for each other, Antonia admiring Jim for his intelligence and character, Jim admiring Antonia for her transparent generosity and goodness.

Along the way Cather introduces us to the denizens of Black Hawk, a rural township populated by a melting pot of Americans and immigrants, primarily Scandinavians, Bohemians (modern day Czechia), and Russians. Make no mistake, the lives they live can be harsh: grueling (seemingly ceaseless) physical labor, bitter weather, poverty, homesickness, disappointment, loss. Yet somehow Cather's characters also find time to laugh, sing, dance, and acknowledge the profound beauty of the natural world that surrounds them.

I loved everything about this novel. I loved the authenticity of the characters. I loved the vignettes of small town rural life - the dress shops and dance tents, clotheslines and cowhands, sod houses and sleighs. I love Cather's bold choice to make her tale character- rather than plot-driven. Her respect and empathy for the the immigrants she portrays. Her effortless storytelling and gorgeous portrayals of the beauty of midwestern prairies. Most of all, I loved witnessing the beautiful relationship between Jim and Antonia, and how their friendship helps to forge their characters.

Part coming-of-age tale, part homage to the American Dream (hard work = prosperity), part celebration of the beauty of the American Midwest, part panegyric to the power of human connection, this truly is an American classic.
… (mere)
½
 
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Dorritt | 286 andre anmeldelser | Apr 13, 2024 |

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Medlemmer
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