Willa Cather


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

Died
April 24, 1947

Genre

Influences


Wilella Sibert Cather was born in Back Creek Valley (Gore), Virginia, in December 7, 1873.

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 City for the remainder of her life.

Her novels on frontier life brought her to national recognition. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, 'One
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“The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.”
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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Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather, 1931, 229 pages
 
  67 votes, 20.9%

 
  51 votes, 15.9%

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome, 1930, 315 pages
 
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