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The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
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Aug 03, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, feminist-womanist-gender, own-it, artsy-fartsy
Recommended to Meen by: It was on the $1 shelf at The Strand!
Read in August, 2011 — I own a copy

Has anyone ever used just "Meh" as a review? No? Well, now it is done.

OK, so there are a couple lovely lines here and there, but mostly I found Thea, especially older Thea very annoying. And because I read the introduction I knew that Cather wrote this partly as a paean to this opera singer she was all gushy about. That made the whole thing (the non-childhood part of it, anyway, which I think was mostly autobiographical and not about the opera singer) feel very fawning, sycophantic. Maybe I shouldn't read introductions...

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message 1: by Jessica (new)

Jessica yeah, often introductions are best read afterward...too much is said.. I think I read this, but years ago. Not her best.

Meen I could tell that it wasn't her best work (and the intro told me, too, haha). Some of the scenery-setting was phenomenal, though. I think that must be her best gift.

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