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Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947) was an American writer who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, including O Pioneers! (1913), The Song of the Lark (1915), and My Ántonia (1918). In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I.
Cather grew up in Virginia and Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh for ten years, supporting herself as a magazine editor and high school English teacher. At the age of 33 she moved to New York City, her primary home for the rest of her life, though she also traveled widely and spent considerable time at her summer residence on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick.
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The Essential Short Stories

The Essential Short Stories – Willa Cather Willa Cather surely belongs to America’s most famous authors of the early 20th century. Most of her stories are set in the Great Plains, especially in Nebraska, where she was born and where … Weiterlesen

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One of Ours

One of Ours – Willa Cather „One of Ours“ is the 1922 Pulitzer price winning novel of Willa Cather. Claude Wheeler was „one of ours“ who left his Nebraska farm to fight and die in the Great war. He was … Weiterlesen

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The Great Plains Trilogy

The Great Plains Trilogy – Willa Cather Willa Cather was the 1922 winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her breakthrough in literature were the three novels featured here in this edition, the so-called “Great Plains Trilogy”. All three novels stage in … Weiterlesen

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Alexander’s Bridge

Alexander’s Bridge – Willa Cather Alexander’s Bridge is the story of a great engineer who has reached the crisis in his life when success and responsibility have begun to fret and weary a restless, energetic nature inherently impatient of restraint. … Weiterlesen

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