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Publication Date: 2011
BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.
After graduation she worked for a Lincoln, Nebraska, newspaper, then moved to Pittsburgh and finally to New York City. There she joined McClures magazine, a popular muckraking periodical that encouraged the writing of new young authors. After meeting the author Sarah Orne Jewett, she decided to quit journalism and devote herself full time to fiction. Her first novel, Alexanders Bridge, appeared in serial form in McClure s in 1912. But her place in American literature was established with her first Nebraska novel, O Pioneers!, published in 1913, which was followed by her most famous pioneer novel, My Antonia, in 1918. In 1922 she won the Pulitzer Prize for one of her lesser-known books, One of Ours. Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927), her masterpiece, and Shadows on the Rock (1931) also celebrated the pioneer spirit, but in the Southwest and French Canada. Her other novels include The Song of the Lark(1915), The Professor s House (1925), My Mortal Enemy (1926), and Lucy Gayheart (1935). Willa Cather died in 1947.
From the Hardcover edition.
"A truly remarkable book . . . Soaked through and through with atmosphere . . . From the riches of her imagination and sympathy Miss Cather has distilled a very rare piece of literature. It stands out, from the very resistance it opposes to classification." --The New York Times
"The most sensuous of writers, Willa Cather builds her imagined world as solidly as our five senses build the uiverse around us." Rebecca West
"[Cathers] descriptions of the Indian mesa towns on the rock are as beautiful, as unjudging, as lucid, as her descriptions of the Bishops cathedral. It is an art of making, of clear depictionof separate objects, whose whole effect works slowly and mysteriously in the reader, and cannot be summed up. . . . Cathers composed acceptance of mystery is a major, and rare, artistic achievement." A. S. Byatt
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