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.”
Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark

“The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing — desire.”
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“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”
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tags: love

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December 2014 New School Classics Poll

Which book would you like to read for our December 2014 New School Classics group read?

1963, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, 288 pages
 
  36 votes, 20.7%

 
  19 votes, 10.9%

1930, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, 267 pages
 
  19 votes, 10.9%

 
  17 votes, 9.8%

1981, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages
 
  14 votes, 8.0%

 
  14 votes, 8.0%

 
  13 votes, 7.5%

1932, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, 233 pages
 
  13 votes, 7.5%

1918, My Ántonia by Willa Cather, 232 pages
 
  12 votes, 6.9%

 
  10 votes, 5.7%

1940, Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, 320 pages
 
  3 votes, 1.7%

1992, Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth, 630 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.1%

1961, A House for Mr Biswas by V.S. Naipaul, 623 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.1%

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