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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

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O Pioneers! (1913) 6,369 kappaletta
Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) 5,961 kappaletta
The Song of the Lark (1915) 1,995 kappaletta
The Professor's House (1925) 1,936 kappaletta
A Lost Lady (1923) 1,628 kappaletta
One of Ours (1922) 1,232 kappaletta
Shadows on the Rock (1931) 872 kappaletta
Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940) 682 kappaletta
My Mortal Enemy (1926) 600 kappaletta
Lucy Gayheart (1935) 563 kappaletta
Alexander's Bridge (1912) 463 kappaletta
Stories, Poems, and Other Writings (1992) 351 kappaletta
Collected Stories (1992) 304 kappaletta
The Troll Garden (1905) 256 kappaletta
Obscure Destinies (1932) 209 kappaletta
Youth and the Bright Medusa (1920) 175 kappaletta
Five Stories (1956) 163 kappaletta
Great Short Works of Willa Cather (1989) 139 kappaletta
The Old Beauty and Others (1948) 121 kappaletta
Paul's Case and Other Stories (1906) 98 kappaletta
Not Under Forty (1936) 94 kappaletta
April Twilights and Other Poems (2013) 75 kappaletta
Paul's Case {story} (1986) 63 kappaletta
Willa Cather: 24 Stories (1988) 55 kappaletta
Classic Westerns (Leather-bound Classics) (2017) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
Uncle Valentine and Other Stories (1973) 44 kappaletta
My Ántonia / O Pioneers! (1995) 43 kappaletta
Early Stories of Willa Cather (1957) 33 kappaletta
Neighbor Rosicky (1986) 27 kappaletta
The Short Stories of Willa Cather (1989) 26 kappaletta
The Willa Cather Reader (1997) 25 kappaletta
My Ántonia with Related Readings (2000) 23 kappaletta
O Pioneers! [1992 TV movie] (1992) — Tekijä — 16 kappaletta
The Burglar's Christmas (1896) 15 kappaletta
American Pioneer Writers (1991) 15 kappaletta
A Wagner Matinée [short story] (1986) 13 kappaletta
Coming, Aphrodite! (2008) 9 kappaletta
Los libros de cuentos (2006) 8 kappaletta
The Sculptor's Funeral (2005) 7 kappaletta
Vintage Cather (2004) 7 kappaletta
A Gold Slipper (2010) 5 kappaletta
A Death in the Desert (2005) 4 kappaletta
The Diamond Mine (2010) 4 kappaletta
The Bohemian Girl (2008) 4 kappaletta
The Enchanted Bluff (2013) 3 kappaletta
Scandal (2010) 3 kappaletta
The Old Beauty (1948) 3 kappaletta
Old Mrs. Harris 3 kappaletta
Willa Cather: 47 Works (2014) 2 kappaletta
The Treasure of Far Island (2010) 2 kappaletta
Cather studies. Volume 2 (1993) 2 kappaletta
[No title] 1 kappale
Two Friends 1 kappale
Consequences 1 kappale
Miss Jewett 1 kappale
My Ántonia: A Play (2013) 1 kappale
Early Short Stories (2004) 1 kappale
Flavia and Her Artists (2013) 1 kappale
The Namesake [short story] (2013) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Avustaja — 1,564 kappaletta
The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories (1896) — Preface, eräät painokset984 kappaletta
The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset941 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Avustaja — 752 kappaletta
Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (2004) — Avustaja — 595 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Avustaja — 455 kappaletta
Great Short Stories by American Women (1996) — Avustaja — 413 kappaletta
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Avustaja — 399 kappaletta
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Avustaja — 366 kappaletta
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Avustaja — 281 kappaletta
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Avustaja — 269 kappaletta
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It (1918) — Avustaja — 193 kappaletta
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Avustaja — 192 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Avustaja — 189 kappaletta
This Is My Best (1942) — Avustaja — 188 kappaletta
Sixteen Short Novels (1985) — Avustaja — 177 kappaletta
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (2019) — Avustaja — 168 kappaletta
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Avustaja, eräät painokset154 kappaletta
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Avustaja — 142 kappaletta
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Avustaja — 139 kappaletta
The Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (1988) — Avustaja — 135 kappaletta
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Avustaja — 112 kappaletta
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Avustaja — 101 kappaletta
American Short Stories (1976) — Avustaja, eräät painokset95 kappaletta
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Avustaja — 92 kappaletta
More Stories to Remember, Volume I (1958) — Avustaja — 84 kappaletta
The Screaming Skull and Other Great American Ghost Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 74 kappaletta
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Avustaja — 69 kappaletta
The Gender of Modernism: A Critical Anthology (1990) — Avustaja — 64 kappaletta
More Stories to Remember, Volumes I & II (1958) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta
Infinite Riches (1993) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
The Faber Book of Gardens (2007) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
The Best Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett (1959) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset43 kappaletta
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta
Medusa's Daughters (2020) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Bodies of the Dead and Other Great American Ghost Stories (1995) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
Roundup: A Nebraska Reader (1957) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Love Stories (1975) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Family: Stories from the Interior (1987) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Classic Short Stories by Trailblazing Women (2023) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
She Won the West (1985) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Great Western short stories (1777) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
More Stories to Remember, Volume III (1958) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Famous Stories (1966) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Teen-Age Treasury for Girls (1958) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Classic Women's Literature (2001) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Great Classic Ghost Stories (2011) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Child's Ploy (1984) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Eighteen Stories (1965) 4 kappaletta
Alfred A. Knopf - quarter century 1915-1940 (1940) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
American Short Stories (1978) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Great Classic Womens Fiction (2011) 3 kappaletta
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
A Modern Galaxy: Short Stories — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
The Song of the Lark [2001 TV movie] — Original book — 1 kappale
Juvenile Delinquency in Literature (1980) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Whole Pieces (1990) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Trumps: A Collection of Short Stories — Avustaja — 1 kappale
O Pioneers! / The Great Gatsby / The Good Earth (1989) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Virallinen nimi
Cather, Wilella
Old Burying Yard, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA
Back Creek Valley, Virginia, USA
New York, New York, USA
cerebral hemorrhage
Winchester, Virginia, USA
Willow Shade, Virginia, USA
Back Creek Valley, Virginia, USA
Red Cloud, Nebraska, USA
Catherton, Nebraska, USA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (näytä kaikki 9)
New York, New York, USA
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada
University of Nebraska (1895)
short-story writer
drama critic
editor (näytä kaikki 8)
National Institute of Arts and Letters
Pittsburgh Daily Leader
Allegheny High School, Pittsburgh
McClure's Magazine (managing editor)
Bread Loaf School of English
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
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)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
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.



December 2023: Willa Cather, Monthly Author Reads (helmikuu 7)
A Lost Lady by Willa Cather 1983, George Macy devotees (helmikuu 2023)
September 2021 Group Read - O! Pioneers by Willa Cather, Geeks who love the Classics (lokakuuta 2021)
May Read: Willa Cather, Virago Modern Classics (elokuu 2017)
Willa Cather reading week December 7th - 14th, Virago Modern Classics (joulukuu 2014)
Willa Cather- American Author Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (marraskuu 2014)
September 2014: Willa Cather , Monthly Author Reads (marraskuu 2014)
drneutron's 2014 Reading - Fourth Reel, 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (heinäkuu 2014)
labwriter reads Death Comes for the Archbishop, 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (joulukuu 2011)


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 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.… (lisätietoja)
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TheBooksofWrath | 286 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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Dorritt | 286 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 13, 2024 |
An odd choice of title, on the face of it, as the central character does not become an archbishop until well into the closing pages of the novel, and his death is one of the gentlest and least dramatic in the whole of modern fiction.

This is essentially a historical novel about the lives of two French missionary priests charged with setting up a new diocese after the US annexation of New Mexico in 1848, where Father Vaillant is the tough lower-class bruiser with the key human skills and sympathies for dealing with people from outside civilised European culture, while his officer-class friend and colleague Father Latour deals with the local gentry and keeps going off on long journeys to attend management conferences.

Both priests are presented as pious, idealistic, self-sacrificing and generally lacking in any interesting human vices (except maybe a taste for French cooking), in a way that might otherwise be rather tedious and even nauseating, but seems to be forgivable — and even appropriate — here, in the context of the epic framework Cather sets up, where the New Mexico scenery and the interplay of Spanish-Mexican and Native American cultures in it is always more foreground than background. Latour and Vaillant spend a lot of the book being tiny dots of black in a widescreen panorama of desert, cactuses and mesas. There isn’t really a direct plot, we learn about Latour and Vaillant and the transitional society of the new Territory through a series of Don-Camilloesque vignettes, and Cather takes the opportunity to remind us along the way of some of the values of Native American culture — particularly when it comes to living in harmony with nature — and the ways that they have often been mistreated by the US authorities (but not, apparently, by the Roman Catholic Church…).

Very odd, and not really my sort of book, but I enjoyed Cather’s writing all the same, and I liked the description of the cosy, lifelong friendship of the two priests, even if it did rely on a few clichés.
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thorold | 146 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 10, 2024 |


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