Willa Cather





Willa Cather

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born
in Back Creek Valley, Virginia, The United States
December 07, 1873

died
April 24, 1947

gender
female

genre

influences


About this author

Wilella Sibert Cather was born in Back Creek Valley, Virgina (Gore) in December 7, 1873. Her novels on frontier life brought her to national recognition. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, One of Ours (1922), set during World War I. She grew up in Virginia and Nebraska. She then attended the University of Nebraska, initially planning to become a physician, but after writing an article for the Nebraska State Journal, she became a regular contributor to this journal. Because of this, she changed her major and graduated with a bachelor's degree in English. After graduation in 1894, she worked in Pittsburgh as writer for various publications and as a school teacher for approximately 13 years, thereafter moving to New York ...more


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More books by Willa Cather…
“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”
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“The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing — desire.”
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