Willa Cather Books





Easton Press Willa Cather books:
Death Comes From The Archbishop - 2001

Franklin Library Willa Cather books:
One of Ours - Pulitzer Prize Classics - 1977
My Antonia - 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature - 1978
The Troll Garden & Obscure Destinies - Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers - 1981



Willa Sibert Cather (1876-1947), was an American author, born at Winchester, Va. Her parents took her to Nebraska prairies when she was a child. Willa Cather was educated at the University of Nebraska, and after working as a journalist, teacher, and magazine editor, she became a writer of fiction. Her early novels O Pioneers (1913), The Song of the Lark (1915), and My Antonia (1918), depict life on the Midwestern Prairies in simple, straightforward manner. The characters in the early novels are notable for their calm resolution and quiet dignity. The prairies also provided the setting for her next three novels. One of Ours (1922) Pulitzer Prize, 1923), A Lost Lady (1923), and the Professor's House (1925). However, the background serves in those novels as a foil for characters of urbanity and intellectual cultivation who find themselves in conflict with the rural Midwestern environment. In Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) Willa Cather deals with the experiences of a Roman Catholic Bishop among the Indians of New Mexico, and in Shadows on the Rock (1931) she describes French Catholic life in 17th-century Quebec.

Characterized by restraint, lucidity, and economy of construction, Willa Catcher's writing amply validates her thesis that fiction should serve as a vehicle for "the full play of emotions". Willa Cather's other works include Obscure Destinies (1931), a collection of three novelettes, and Not Under Forty (1836), a collection of essays







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