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The Sculptor's Funeral

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Uprooted from a well-ordered life in Virginia when she was nine, Willa Cather came of age in the West during the last years of the American frontier. She developed a love for the beauty of the open grassland and an abiding interest in the Old World customs of her neighbors, the dreamers and builders who inhabit her fiction. This collection includes work from the early part

Paperback, 48 pages
Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC (first published April 22nd 2009)
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Nathan C.
Of course there are--or were--towns like this. But I don't like the stereotype that a "great" man is a hypersensitive sculptor or an earth-shaking lawyer, while farmers and bankers are stingy, dull, dirty opportunists who scoff at anything that is not useful to them.

I have a suspicion that Willa Cather and Ralph Moody could have grown up in the same town, among the same people, and said the same things.

Which was right?
Lots of details about small town opinions and prejudices.
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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 ...more
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